Built in 2012, by Washburn and Doughty of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #102) as the Mark Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.
She was the first of three nearly identical boats to the two Jensen Maritime designed, Z-Drive tugs, the Capt. Jimmy Moran and the Shiney V. Moran that were constructed in 2008 and 2009, respectively by C&G Boatworks Incorporated of Mobile, Alabama. The new tugs, feature upgrades to the internal elements.
These upgrades will ensure that the piping and electrical systems are consistent with Moran Towing's larger fleet of tugs and barges.
Powered by two MTU-DD 16V4000 engines driving twin Schottel 1215 z-drives for a rated 5,000 horsepower. The tug's hull features a deep skeg forward for escort work, but the skeg will remain open at the aft end to allow for better maneuverability. The skeg also provides for a more stable platform when underway, minimizing rolling due to the seaway.
The deck equipment features an escort hawser winch forward and an H-bitt and hydraulic capstan installed for aft towing and line handling.
Additionally, large-machinery removal hatches are provided in the main deck and deck house to allow for easy removal of equipment from the engine room.