Built in 2016, by VT Halter Marine Incorporated of Pascagoula, Mississippi (hull #2024) as the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.
In 2020, the tug was placed out of service and was "laid up" at Brooklyn, New York.
In 2021, the unit was acquired by the Centerline Logistics Corporation of Seattle, Washington. Where she retained her name.
In 2021, she was was chartered by Unico Commodities of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Morena.
In 2021, the unit was returned to the Centerline Logistics Corporation of Seattle, Washington. Where she retained her name.
In 2022, the Centerline Logistics Corporation renamed the tug as the Sun Spirit.
In 2022, the Centerline Logistics Corporation renamed the tug as the Aurora.
Powered by two, Tier III complaint, EMD R16-645-F7B diesel engines. With Reintjes GMBH WAF 3455 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.48:1. Turning two, Bollinger Aquamet 17, stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,140 horsepower.
The tug is fitted with an INTERcon coupler system. Her electrical service is provided by three, 99kW Baybren M60HAC-006 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 150,000 gallons of fuel, 804 gallons of hydraulic oil, 7,990 gallons of lube oil, and 84,000 gallons of potable water.