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INDEPENDENCE
Pictured as: the Independence (Savage Marine) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2014, by Eymard Marine Construction and Repair Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #117) as the Independence 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, Mistubishi S12R diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: INDEPENDENCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01254677
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH8658
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 117
  • Ship Builder: Eymard Marine Construction & Repair Inc.
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 222
  • Net Tonnage: 178
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    INDEPENDENCE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Progressive Barge Line Inc., Savage Marine Services Inc