MV Mississippi is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers towboat operating on the Mississippi River. It is the largest diesel towboat on the river. The towboat, which is 241 feet long, 58 feet wide and has three diesel engines providing 6,300 horsepower vessel, serves as a working towboat 90 percent of the time. The vessel’s primary mission is to move barges in support of bank stabilization work on the lower Mississippi River. Each spring and late summer, the MRC conducts a series of public meetings aboard the vessel.