Built in 2003, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #797) as the Emily Anne McAllister for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York.
She was the third tractor tug designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington for McAllister Towing and Transportation. And, the third tractor tug built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group for McAllister Towing.
The Emily Anne McAllister was the ninth tractor tug to enter service for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company.
Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E7B, diesel engines. Driving a pair of Schottel SRP 1212F "z drives." For a rated 4,650 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW Delco E7345M1 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 28,280 gallons of fuel oil, 500 gallons of lube oil, 6,700 gallons of potable water and 3,000 gallons of AFF fire fighting foam.
The tug is ABS Classed +A-1 Towing, +A.M.S., with a fire fighting class 1 (FiFi 1), escort vessel certification. Her fire fighting capabilities are provided by two, 12V-92TA diesel engines, driving two Nijhuis HGT1 Pumps. Capable of pumping 11,600 Gallons Per Minute. Feeding two Skum MK-250EL/VR remote controlled monitors with foam injection capability with a pumping capacity of 1,100 (GPM) she also is fitted with a deluge system.
She features a full engine room monitoring system with remote monitoring capability at the helm station. This also includes a remote control start, and stop capability for the main engines. Her hull is also outfitted with underwater submarine fendering.
The towing gear consists of a JonRie, double brake escort winch. Outfitted with 450(ft) of 7(in) Amsteel Blue synthetic rope, mounted on her bow. As well as another JonRie Hawser winch, outfitted with 450(ft) of 7(in) Amsteel Blue synthetic rope.