Built in 1998, by Moss Point Marine of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #147) as the Scott Turecamo for the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation of New York, New York.
In 1998, the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation was acquired by the the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.
Originally constructed to transport cement barges. The tug was a modified designed concieved for the Otto Candies Company of Des Allemands, Louisiana.
One of the major differences between the Scott Turecamo and the Otto Candies vessels. Was that the Scott Turecamo and Barney Turecamo had shallower hulls. And, the forefoot was somewhat cut away. Both boats were outfitted with New England Trawler single drum towing winches. As opposed to the Markey Towing winches outfitted on the Otto Candies vessels.
At the time the boats were "speced" out just prior to Moran Towing's acquisition of Turecamo. It was decided, that Moran desired the boats to carry a shallow enough draft to perform creek work.
In 2004, the tug was outfitted with a new, elevated pilothouse providing a 55(ft) height of eye. As well as an INTERcon "C" series coupler system. The conversion marked Moran Towing's first application of an INTERcon coupler system and the third application of the "C" series INTERcon coupler system in the United States. She was the second articulated tug and barge placed in service for the Moran Towing Company.
The tug was "married" to a 427(ft) double hulled 110,000 bbl barge, the New Hampshire. That was constructed in 2004, by Bay Ship of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
She is a twin screw tug rated at 5,100 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Robert P. Hill)