Built in 2009, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #94) as the Lois Ann L. Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.
An ATLANTIC IV class Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB). Designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering of Milford Massachusetts. She was the third Articulated Tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, was the sixth Articulated Tug and Barge placed in service for the Moran Towing Corporation.
Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645F7B diesel engines. With Lufkin reverse/reduction gears, at a nominal gear ratio of 4.5:1. Turning two, Rolls Royce, new generation, five bladed, 115(in) stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. For a rated 5,100 horsepower.
Fitted with and INTERcon C coupler system. The tug is certified ABS A1 Towing Service and AMS, with an international load line. The tug also complies with applicable SOLAS regulations. And is constructed of ABS Grade A Steel.
Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier II compliant, 65kW John Deere generator sets. As well as a third, Tier II complaint, 65 kW John Deere generator set. Which serves as an emergency generator. The tug's capacities are 105,000 gallons of fuel, 2,500 gallons of lube oil, 50,000 gallons of ballast water, 18,000 gallons of potable water, and 1,400 gallons of waste oil.
Her deck equipment consists of a Markey CEWP-90, 27(in) diameter, 40 horsepower, electric capstan on her stern. And, a Markey CEW-60, 15 horsepower, electric capstan on her bow.
The Lois Ann L. Moran was the first tug to be launched following a devastating fire at Washburn and Doughty Associates. Her hull was under construction inside of the main building that caught fire and, subsequently burned. The hull was saved, and the shipyard was rebuilt around the hull.
She is "married" to the 118,000 bbl double hulled barge Philadelphia. That was constructed in 2008 by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida for the Moran Towing Corporation.
(M. Slattery, Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering)