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ALICE L. MORAN
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Built in 1966, by Kure Zosensho KK of Kure, Japan (hull #YN 106) as the Alice L. Moran for the Moran International Towing Corporation of New York, New York. A division of the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York.

Her keel was laid on October 2nd of 1965. The hull was launched on January 13th of 1966. She delivered to her owners on March 5th, 1966.

Powered by four sixteen cylinder General Motors La Grange 16-567BC2tew diesel engines. For a rated 9,600 horsepower. Her electrical service was provided by two 8832kW generators.

In 1968, she was transferred to Moran Marine Charters Incorporated of New York, New York. A division of the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York.

In 1969, the tug was chartered to the United Towing Company of Hull, Gibraltar, Spain. Where she was renamed Statesman.

In 1970, the company was restructured and renamed as United Towing Limited of Hull, Gibraltar. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1971, the tug was transferred to the Marine Charters Corporation of Monrovia, Liberia. However, the tug remained under charter to United Towing Limited. Where she retained her name.

In 1973, United Towing Limited renamed the tug as the Statesman I. And in 1977, United Towing Limited renamed her as the Statesman.

In 1978, she acquired by Viscount Marine Limited of Singapore. Where she was renamed as the Salvanguard.

In 1981, the tug was acquired by Armco Pacific Financial Services Limited of Singapore. Where she retained her name.

In 1985, she was acquired by Selco of Singapore Limited of Singapore. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1986, the tug was acquired by GATX Leasing Corporation. A division of the Wijsmuller Salvage Company of the Netherlands. Where she was renamed renamed as the Amsterdam.

In 1989, she was acquired by the Gulf Development Marine Services Company of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by Gulfcorp of Manama, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates. A division of the Gulf Development Corporation of Manama, Bahrain, United Arabian Emirates. A subsidiary of Abdulla Ahmed Nass Group of Manama, Bahrain, United Arabian Emirates. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1995, she was down to operating on two of her four main engines. The other two having been canibalised for spare parts.

In 1993, the tug was "laid up" at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As of 2014, the tug was reported as scrapped.
(Hans Van Der Steer, Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: ALICE L. MORAN
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6607525
  • Trade Indicator: coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: A9GT
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: YN 106
  • Ship Builder: Kure Zosensho KK
  • Year Built: 1866
  • Length: 211.2
  • Hailing Port: Bahrain
  • Hull Depth: 21.9
  • Hull Breadth: 44.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 1167
  • Net Tonnage: 183
  • Owner:
    GULFCORP
    PO Box 669
    Manama, Bahrain.
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ALICE L. MORAN, STATESMAN, STATESMAN I, STATESMAN, SALVANGUARD, Amsterdam
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Moran Towing Company, Moran International Towing Corporation, Moran Marine Charters Incorporated, United Towing Company, United Towing Limited, Marine Charters Corporation, Viscount Marine Limited, Armco Pacific Financial Services Limited, Selco of Singapore Pte, Limited, GATX Leasing Corporation, Gulf Development Marine Services Company, Gulf Development Corporation