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DRUM POINT
Pictured as: the Drum Point (Moran Towing) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1968, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #435) as the Drum Point for the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. A subsidiary of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York.

In September of 1999, the Drum Point underwent a conversion at the Hendry Corporation Shipyard of Tampa, Florida. Original design work on Moran's conversions was performed by naval architect Paul Gow.

The Town Point was the second MORtrac conversion, and the second tractor tug to enter service for the Moran Towing Corporation.

Powered by a single, twelve cylinder, EMD diesel engine. Tuning a single, bronze, fixed pitch propeller. Mounted in a Nautican kort nozzle, with a triple vane rudder system. As well as, a 640 horsepower retractable Nautican high performance propeller nozzle or "z-drive." The unit was mounted forward to augment her original single screw configuration. For a rated 3,005 horsepower.

The replacement of the existing propulsion machinery left enough space to install a diesel driven 3,000 Gallon Per Minute fire pump. That was connected to a forward and aft fitted 1.500 Gallon Per Minute water/foam monitor.

Her electrical service is provided by two 36kW generator sets. As well as a third 30kW generator set. The tug's capacities are 48,343 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: DRUM POINT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0513005
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07338353
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBK3236
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 435
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD, INC.
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 95.6
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12.5
  • Hull Breadth: 27.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 258
  • Net Tonnage: 175
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4737
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Moran Towing Co., Curtis Bay Towing Co., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION