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MISS HEATHER
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1976, by Fredeman Shipyard Incorporated of Carlyss, Louisiana (hull #113) as the Jim for the Port Arthur Towing Company Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Mark L.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Miss Heather

In 2019, the tug was acquired by Superior Marine Ways Incorporated of South Point, Ohio. Where she was renamed as the Robert R. McCune.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M0 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MISS HEATHER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 575711
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2609
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 113
  • Ship Builder: Fredeman Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 74.1
  • Hailing Port: SOUTH POINT, OH.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 28.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 182
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JIM, MARK L., MISS HEATHER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Port Arthur Towing Co., Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP