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COMAL
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1980, by Superior Boat Works of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #144) as the Theresa L. for Lalande Towing Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana.

In 1981, she was sold. And, renamed as the Mary Read Harrison.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Comal.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Volvo D12 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: COMAL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 622175
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2662
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 144
  • Ship Builder: Superior Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 60.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 6.6
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 86
  • Net Tonnage: 42
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Theresa L., Mary Read Harrison, Comal
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Lalande Towing, Inc., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP