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FREEDOM

Built in 2002, by LaForce Shipyard Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #130) as the Freedom for Progressive Barge Line Incorporated of Westwego, Louisiana.

In 2019, Progressive Barge Line Incorporated was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Guascor F240 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,570 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FREEDOM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01127986
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD5469
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 130
  • Ship Builder: LaForce Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 184
  • Net Tonnage: 147
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    FREEDOM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Progressive Barge Line Inc., Savage Marine Services Inc.