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FIVE RIVERS
Photo by: Julian Leek

Built in 1983, by Crumpler's Shipbuilding Company of Bridge City, Texas (hull #846) as the Karl G. Andren for Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Orange, Texas.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by Maryland Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2007, she was acquired by the Coastal Tug and Barge Company of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Coastal Five Rivers.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Transmontaigne Product Carriers Incorporated of Denver, Colorado. Where she was renamed as the Five Rivers.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Teppco Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by Enterprise Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2014, she was acquired by Echo Towing Services Incorporated of Baytown, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Phyllis E.

Repowered in 1990, the tug is driven by two Cummins KTA19-M diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.5:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FIVE RIVERS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 664199
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF6951
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 846
  • Ship Builder: Crumpler's Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 61.1
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 23.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Owner:
    ECHO TOWING SERVICE INC
    514 PINEVIEW (HIGHLANDS TX) PO BOX 446
    BAYTOWN, TX 77522
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    KARL G. ANDREN, COASTAL FIVE RIVERS, FIVE RIVERS, FIVE RIVERS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC, MARYLAND MARINE INC, COASTAL TUG & BARGE, INC., TRANSMONTAIGNE PRODUCT SERVICES INC, TEPPCO MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, ECHO TOWING SERVICE INC, ECHO TOWING SERVICE INC, ECHO TOWING SERVICE INC, ECHO TOWING SERVICE INC, ECHO TOWING SERVICE INC