Built in 1982, by the Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #157) as the for Mona G. for Gilbeau Marine Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana.
In 1987, the tug was acquired by the Dann Marine Towing Company of Chesapeake City, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the East Coast.
Powered by two, EMD 16-645-CE2 diesel engines. With Halley RH2835 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.0:1. Turning two, 99(in) by 107(in), four bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 2,400 horsepower.
The tug's electrical service is provided by two, 75kW, Kato generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines. Her capacities are 85,000 gallons of fuel oil, 2,800 gallons of lube oil, 1,100 gallons of waste oil, 23,000 gallons of water.
Her towing gear consists of an INTERcon DD-225, towing winch. Equipped with 2,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire.