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Built in 1968, by Main Iron Works Incorporated 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.

In 2017, the tug was placed out of service, and was "laid up" at Chesapeake City, Maryland.

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.

  • Vessel Name: FIRST COAST
  • USCG Doc. No.: 515695
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7436739
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCR9075
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 207
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 82.5
  • Hull Depth: 8.2
  • Hull Breadth: 27.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Morania No. 18
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Morania Oil Tanker Corp., M/V FIRST COAST LC