Built in 2008, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #931) as the Galveston for U.S. Shipping Partners of Edison, New Jersey.
She is powered by two Wartsila 9L32 Medium Speed Diesels with Wartsila Gear (SCV85-P51) with a Vertical Offset Ratio of 2.4:1. Turning two two 155(in) LIPS/Wartsila controllable pitch propellers in Kort nozzles and twin high lift rudders for a rated 12,000 horsepower. The tug is also fitted with an INTERcon coupler system.
She is also capable of operating on heavy fuel oil as well as No. 2 marine diesel fuel oil. To operate the tug while on heavy fuel oil, a thermal oil heating system has been installed with heavy fuel oil pumps and thermal oil piping all provided by S-Man/American United Marine. Electrical power is provided by two Wartsila Marine 500 kW shaft generators, one Volvo Penta/Wartsila Marine 350 kW heavy fuel generator and one Volvo Penta/Wartsila Marine 150 kW heavy fuel generator emergency generator.
The Galveston is married to a 521(ft)4(in) 156,000 bbl barge the Petrochem Producer that was built by Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.