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CATHERINE C. MORAN
Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 2009, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #96) for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.

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.

She was the sixteenth tractor tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, the twenty-fifth tractor tug placed in service to the Moran Towing Corporation.

In 2011, the tug was chartered to a joint venture between the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas, the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. The Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas, and the Superman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-710G7C-T2 diesel engines. With Rolls Royce US255 "z-drives." The drive's nozzles, are lined with stainless steel and, outfitted with two 64(in), stainless steel propellers. For a rated 6,600 horsepower.

Her capacities are 40,000 gallons of fuel. With the ability to handle a fuel oil overflow of about 2,600 gallons. She carries 1,400 gallons of lube oil and another 120 gallons of auxiliary lube oil. As well as 330 gallons of treated sewage, 330 gallons of grey water, 3,600 gallons of potable water, 15,700 gallons of ballast, and 1,400 gallons of dirty oil.

Her electrical service is provided by two Tier II complaint, 99kW, 208V, 3 phase power, John Deere 6068TFMGK-99 generator sets. Under normal conditions, one generator will be online for ship's service and the other will be on standby. The generators are capable automatic paralleling.

She is classified as an ABS Maltese Cross AMS, Towing Vessel, Fire Fighting Class 1, Escort Vessel. Her FiFi 1 fire fighting systems includes two, skid mounted fire pump packages located in the engine room. Driven by a pair of Tier II compliant Caterpillar C18, diesel engines. And, an FFS SFP 250X350 HD fire pump. Each pump engine is equipped with remote start, stop, and throttle control in the pilothouse. As well as local start, stop, and throttle control at the engine. Two FFS IM/FFS 1200LB electric FiFi 1 monitors are mounted on the aft upper deck. They are controlled from either the pilothouse or at the monitors. The tug's combined monitor capacity is 10,600 Gallons Per Minute. For a distance of 400(ft). The fire fighting system also includes a deluge sprinkler system and eight fire stations located on the main deck.

Her deck equipment consists of a Markey DESF-48 high, ARR, electric, hawser winch. Outfitted on her bow. And, a 15 horsepower Markey CEWC-60, electric hawser capstan outfitted on her stern.


  • Vessel Name: CATHERINE C. MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1222164
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9415791
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE9999
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 96
  • Ship Builder: WASHBURN & DOUGHTY ASSOCIATES INC.
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Length: 93.4
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 16
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 263
  • Net Tonnage: 179
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING OF LAKE CHARLES LLC
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MORAN TOWING OF LAKE CHARLES LLC