Built in 2006, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #86) as the Edward J. Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.
She was the twelfth tractor tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, the thirteenth tractor tug placed in service to the Moran Towing Company.
Designed "in house" by Washburn and Doughty. The tug is based upon the yard's previous 92(ft) by 32(ft) designs. The increased length and beam of the design allowed for increased horsepower. While maintaining the maneuvering characteristics and handling capabilities.
Powered by two EMD 710 diesel engines. With Schottel "z-drives." For a rated 6,500 horsepower.
The tug has full FiFi-1 capability.