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MEGAN McALLISTER
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1985, by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #129) as the Arthur F. Zeman Jr. for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation of Oak Brook, Illinois.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Megan McAllister.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines with ZF Marine BW751 reduction gears at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two 100(in) by 60(in) stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers for a rated 2,400 horsepower.

Her capacities are 31,578 gallons of fuel oil, 1,800 gallons of lube oil, and 3,233 gallons of potable water.

Her towing equipment consists of an Intercontinental SD-125 single drum towing winch. Equipped with 1,500(ft) of 1.8(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: MEGAN McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 693809
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8980737
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB4781
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 129
  • Ship Builder: SOUTHERN SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Length: 77
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 10.3
  • Hull Breadth: 26.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 137
  • Net Tonnage: 93
  • Owner:
    MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC
    17 BATTERY PLACE
    NEW YORK, NY 10004
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ARTHUR F. ZEMAN, JR.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK COMPANY, MARINE ASSET RENTAL SERVICES INC, MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC