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JANET M. McALLISTER
Photo by: Rober J. Smith

Built in 2001, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #786) as the Janet M. McAllister for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York.

Named for Janet M. McAllister, daughter of McAllister Towing's President and CEO, Buckley McAllister. She was the first tug designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington for McAllister Towing and Transportation.

The tug was the first tractor tug built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group for McAllister Towing and Transportation. The Janet M. McAllister was the third tractor tug to enter service for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company.

In 2002, the tug was chartered to the Bay-Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Janet M. The tug served the ports of Houston, Galveston, Freeport, and Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Suderman and Young Towing Company along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Maintained an operating company, the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 2011, the G and H Towing Company became part of a joint venture between the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. The Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas, and the Superman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

In 2014, the tug was returned to McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Janet M. McAllister.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E7B diesel engines. Turning two, Schottel SRP 1212 "z drives." For a rated 4,650 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 31,280 gallons of fuel oil, 500 gallons of lube oil, and 6,700 gallons of potable water.

She is an ABS classed +A-1 Towing; A.M.S. vessel. The tug is outfitted with a Goulds 871 TI fire pump. Producing 3,000 Gallons Per Minute. Rated at 175(PSI), feeding two fire monitors, rated at a 1,500 Gallons Per Minute foam capacity. She was originally constructed to serve a contract with the United States Navy. To better serve the contract, her hull was designed, and outfitted with underwater submarine fendering.

Her towing gear consisted of a Netec X-2444 hydraulic hawser winch, mounted on the bow. And, another Netec X-2444 hawser winch, mounted on her stern.

In 2017, her stern mounted Netec winch was removed. And, was replaced with a JonRie 520 Towing Winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire. As well as a Smith Berger hydraulic towing pin system on the stern.
(Brandon Durar)


  • Vessel Name: JANET M. McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1112730
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9254408
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB9088
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: ESG #786
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Length: 91.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 15.1
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Owner:
    MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO INC
    17 BATTERY PLACE
    NEW YORK, NY 10004
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