Built in 1968, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #207) as the Morania No. 18 for the Morania Oil Tanker Corporation of Staten Island, New York.
In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Dann Marine Towing Company of Chesapeake City, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the First Coast.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Lufkin RS-211 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.222:1. Turning two, four bladed stainless steel 88(in) by 66(in), fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 2,400 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, generator sets. One 75kW generator set. Driven by a, Detroit Diesel 4-71 diesel engine. And one, 55kW generator set. Driven by a, Detroit Diesel 4-71 diesel engine. The tug's capacities are 32,000 gallons of fuel oil, 758 gallons of lube oil, 400 gallons of waste oil, and 5,000 gallons of water.
The towing equipment consists of two, Patterson push winches, outfitted with 100(ft) by 1 1/8(in) cable.