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JAMES A. MORAN
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2011, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #101) as the James A. Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Named for James A. Barker, the son of Mark Barker. Longtime business part of Paul Tregurtha. Mark Barker is president of the Interlake Steamship Company, and serves as executive vice president of Mormac Marine Group.

Designed "in house" by Washburn and Doughty. The tug is based upon the yard's previous 92(ft) by 32(ft) designs. The increased length and beam of the design allowed for increased horsepower. While maintaining the maneuvering characteristics and handling capabilities.

She was the twentieth tractor tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, the thirtieth tractor tug placed in service to the Moran Towing Corporation.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder MTU 9618874 diesel engines. With Schottel SRP 1515 FP "z-drives." The drives are fitted with 2,600(mm), stainless steel propellers The nozzles are lined with stainless steel. For a rated 6,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided two Tier II compliant 99kW/120/208VAC, three-phase John Deere 6068TFM76 generators, with auto paralleling. The tug's capacities are 40,000 gallons of fuel oil, with 3,300 gallons for fuel overflow. 1,000 gallons of lube oil, 175 gallons of gear oil, 175 gallons of hydraulic oil, 105 gallons for coolant holding, 2,200 gallons of grey water and or treated sewage, 4,000 gallons of potable water, 15,000 gallons of ballast water, and 1,000 gallons of dirty oil.

The towing gear, consists of a Markey DEPC 48 electric hawser winch, mounted on the bow. And, a Markey CEWC 60 electric hawser capstan mounted on the stern.


  • Vessel Name: JAMES A. MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1236510
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9618874
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF9887
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 101
  • Ship Builder: WASHBURN & DOUGHTY ASSOC
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Length: 93
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 15.2
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 252
  • Net Tonnage: 77
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840