Built in 2008, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #939) as the Andrew McAllister for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York.
She was the sixth tug designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company. The sixth tractor tug, built by Eastern Marine Shipbuilding for McAllister Towing.
The Andrew McAllister was the twenty-second tractor tug to enter service for McAllister Towing and Transportation.
Powered by two, Tier II compliant, EMD 12-710-G7B diesel engines. Turning two, Schottel SRP 1515 "z drives." For a rated 6,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 99 kW Marathon generator sets. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel oil, 500 gallons of lube oil and 6,150 gallons of potable water. With a capacity for 3,000 gallons of AFFF Foam for firefighting purposes.
The tug is ABS Classed +A-1 Towing, +A.M.S., and rated as a class 1 (FiFi1) escort vessel. Her firefighting equipment is driven by two, Tier I complaint Caterpillar 3412C diesel engines, driving Nijhuis HGT1 fire pumps capable of producing 11,600 Gallons Per Minute. Feeding two, FFS 1200 LB remote controlled monitors with foam injection capability. As well as a 1,100 GPM Deluge system.
The towing gear consists of a JonRie 250 series, escort winch mounted on her bow. Outfitted with 450(ft) of 9(in) Quantam 8 Synthetic Rope. Which features full render/recover capabilities.