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ROSEMARY
Pictured as the Rosemary (Bay Houston Towing) Photo by: Michael Martin

Built in 2008, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #938) as the Rosemary McAllister for McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York.

Named for Rosemary McAllister. Mother of McAllister CEO Buckley McAllister, and CFO Eric McAllister. And wife of fourth generation McAllister Towing President, Brian A. McAllister.

She was the fifth tug designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington for McAllister Towing and Transportation. And, the fifth tractor tug built by Eastern Marine Shipbuilding for McAllister Towing.

The Rosemary McAllister was also, the twenty-first tractor tug, to enter service for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company.

In 2010, the tug was chartered to the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Rosemary. Serving 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.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant, EMD 12-710-G7B diesel engines. Turning a pair of Schottel SRP 1515 "z drives." For a rated 6,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99 kW Marathon generator sets. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel oil, 500 gallons of lube oil and 6,150 gallons of potable water. With a capacity for 3,000 gallons of AFFF Foam for firefighting purposes.

The tug is ABS Classed +A-1 Towing, +A.M.S., and rated as a class 1 (FiFi1), escort vessel. Her firefighting equipment is driven by two, Tier I complaint, Caterpillar 3412C diesel engines. Driving Nijhuis HGT1 fire pumps capable of producing 11,600 Gallons Per Minute. Feeding two, FFS 1200 LB remote controlled monitors with foam injection capability. As well as a 1,100 GPM Deluge system.

The towing gear consists of a Jon Rie 250 escort winch, mounted on her bow. Outfitted with 450(ft) of 9(in) Quantam 8 Synthetic Rope.


  • Vessel Name: ROSEMARY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01204541
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 09424948
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE3497
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 938
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP INC
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 91.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 14.8
  • Hull Breadth: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 172
  • Net Tonnage: 117
  • Owner:
    JUSTINE MCALLISTER LLC
    17 BATTERY PLACE
    NEW YORK, NY 10004
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Rosemary McAllister, ROSEMARY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION