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APRIL
Pictured as: the April Moran (Moran Towing) Photo by: Captain Brian Fournier

Built in 1981, by McDermott Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #261) as the Amoco Richmond for the Amoco Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1986, the tug was acquired by the BP Oil Shipping Company of Columbus, Ohio. Where she was renamed as the Richmond Bay.

In 1997, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where she was renamed as the April.

In 1998, the Moran Towing Corporation renamed the tug as the April Moran.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by the Beracah Lubricants Company of Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. Where she was renamed as the Thor.

She was a twin screw tug, rated at 5,800 horsepower.
(Captain Brian Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: APRIL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 644241
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8023890
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WRA7927
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 261
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 117.9
  • Hailing Port: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Hull Depth: 16
  • Hull Breadth: 36.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 280
  • Net Tonnage: 190
  • Owner:
    BERACAH LUBRICANTS NIGERIA
    27A Marine Road,
    Apapa, Lagos
    Nigeria.
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Amoco Richmond, Richmond Bay, April, APRIL MORAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Amoco Shipping Co., BP OIL SHIPPING COMPANY USA, MORAN TOWING CORPORATION