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MR. BENNETT
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2003, by Sneed Shipbuilding Incorporated of Orange, Texas (hull #317) as the Mr. Bennett for Marine Rentals Incorporated of Orange, Texas.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by the Megafleet Towing Company Incorporated of Pasadena, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by the Kinder Morgan Channel Services Company Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

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

Repowered in 2007, she is driven by two Caterpillar C18 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MR. BENNETT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1144608
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2253
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 317
  • Ship Builder: SNEED SHIPBUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Length: 60
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 88
  • Net Tonnage: 71
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MARINE RENTAL INC, MEGAFLEET TOWING CO. INC., MR BENNETT LLC, MR BENNETT LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP