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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

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, square bow, push boat. 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
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 74.1
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 28.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 182
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JIM, MARK L.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Port Arthur Towing Co., Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP