Built 2001, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #787) as the Vicki M. McAllister for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York.
She was the second tractor tug built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group for McAllister Towing and Transportation. The Vicki M. McAllister was the fourth tractor tug to enter service for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company.
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 consists of a Netec X-2444 hydraulic hawser winch, mounted on the bow. And, another Netec X-2444 hawser winch, mounted on her stern.