Built in 2009, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #933) as the Corpus Christi for U.S. Shipping Partners of Edison, New Jersey.
She is fitted with and INTERcon coupler system and 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 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 Corpus Christ is married to a 521(ft)4(in) 156,000 bbl double hulled barge the Petrochem Supplier that was built in 2009 by Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.