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JEAN TURECAMO
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1975, by Matton Shipyard of Cohes, New York (hull #341) as the Texaco Tampa for the Texaco Marine Company of Beaumont, Texas.

In 1993, the Texaco Marine Company renamed the tug as the Star Tampa.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Morania Oil Tanker Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she renamed as the Dolphin.

In 1994, she was acquired by the Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Jean Turecamo.

In 1998, the Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corporation was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, the Moran Towing Corporation removed her upper wheelhouse. And assigned the tug to ship assist work.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,300 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 100kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 57,853 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: JEAN TURECAMO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 569612
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7501077
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB7213
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 341
  • Ship Builder: MATTON SHIPYARD COMPANY
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 107
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 16.6
  • Hull Breadth: 32.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 289
  • Net Tonnage: 197
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4737
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Texaco Tampa, STAR TAMPA, DOLPHIN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Texaco Marine Co.., Morania Oil Tanker Corp., Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corp., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION