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HEIDE MORAN
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1975, by McDermott Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #210) as the Heide Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York.

In 2020, the tug was acquired by by the Dann Ocean Towing Company of Tampa, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Helen.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645-E5 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,300 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 107,518 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: HEIDE MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 568743
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7420390
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYN6273
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 210
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 118.2
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 12.7
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 265
  • Net Tonnage: 180
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HEIDE MORAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION