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 twentieth tractor tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, the twenty-fourth tractor tug placed in service to the Moran Towing Company.
The tug was the first of three nearly identical boats to the two Jensen Maritime designed tractor tugs. The Capt. Jimmy Moran and the Shiney V. Moran. That were constructed in 2008 and 2009, respectively. By C and G Boatworks Incorporated of Mobile, Alabama. The later tugs of this class, featured upgrades to the internal elements.
The upgrades ensured that the piping and electrical systems are consistent with Moran Towing's larger fleet of tugs and barges. 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.
Her 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.
Powered by two MTU-DD 16V4000 diesel engines. Driving twin Schottel 1215 "z-drives," for a rated 5,000 horsepower.