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JAMES TURECAMO
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1969, by Matton Shipyard of Cohes, New York (hull #338) as the James Turecamo for the Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corporation of New York, New York.

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.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, Caterpillar 399 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch, propellers. The tug was outfitted with Wagner rotary vane pumps. Coupled to the top of each rudder stock. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 60kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 38,833 gallons of fuel, and 13,472 gallons of ballast.

The tug's towing equipment consists of a World War II surplus Almond Johnson towing winch. Mounted on her stern.
(Captain Eric Takakjian)


  • Vessel Name: JAMES TURECAMO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523580
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6930233
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7565
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 338
  • Ship Builder: MATTON SHIPYARD COMPANY
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 92.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 225
  • Net Tonnage: 153
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4737
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corp., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION