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Built in 2010, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #97) as the Loretta B. Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.

She was the seventeenth tractor tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, the twenty-seventh tractor tug placed in service to the Moran Towing Company.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, Tier II compliant, EMD L12-710G7C-T2 diesel engines. With two Rolls Royce US255 z-drives. Through Lufkin marine gears, for a rated 6,600 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW, Marathon Magnaplus 363PSL1607 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 45,173 gallons of fuel, 1,505 gallons of lube oil, 19,733 gallons of ballast, and 6,208 gallons of fresh water.

Her deck machinery consists of a Markey, 100 horsepower, multi speed, hawser winch. Outfitted with 9.5(in) soft line mounted on her bow. And, a capstan/winch mounted on her stern. The tug's firefighting gear consist of two FFS monitors. Each capable of 5,400 Gallons Per Minute. Driven by two, 800 horsepower, Caterpillar C18 diesel engines. As well as a deluge system, that also delivers 1,000 Gallons Per Minute.

In 2011, the tug was chartered to a joint venture between the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas, 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. Where she retained her name.

  • Vessel Name: LORETTA B. MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1224195
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9415806
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF3084
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 97
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Length: 93.4
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 16
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 263
  • Net Tonnage: 179
  • Previous Vessel Owners: