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TRISTAN K.
Pictured as: the Tristen K. (Bay Houston Towing Company) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2010, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #100) as the Tristan K. for the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. As a part of a joint venture with the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.

A Z-Tech 7500 series tractor tug. Designed by the Naval Architecture firm, Robert Allan Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Along with the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. The Bay Houston Towing Company is part of a combined 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. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Powered by two, MTU 16V 4000 M70 diesel engines. With Lufkin MV/1600S reduction gears, at a ratio of 2:1. With Rolls-Royce US 255 z-drives, for a rated 6,300 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 179kW Marathon 432RSL4800 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 44,911 gallons of fuel, 2,558 gallons of lube oil, and 5,734 gallons of potable water.

Her towing gear consists of a 200 horsepower, Markey DESF-48 winch on her bow.


  • Vessel Name: TRISTAN K.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 12328890
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 96367730
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF7657
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 100
  • Ship Builder: WASHBURN AND DOUGHTY ASSC.
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Length: 90.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 16.4
  • Hull Breadth: 39.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 257
  • Net Tonnage: 175
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MORAN TOWING OF LAKE CHARLES LLC