Moran Towing Corporation teams up with naval architecture firm Robert Allan to develop two new ship assist tugs to be delivered by Master Boat Builders within two years.

The RApport 2800 80+mt bollard pull, escort tugs, with a length of 92 feet and breadth of 40 feet, are equipped with Tier IV main engines to meet the latest EPA regulations, as the company claims.

The addition of these two newbuilds will expand the number of tugs Moran has under construction from four to six, representing a significant milestone in Moran’s fleet enhancement program.

Master Boat Builders has been selected as Moran’s trusted partner for these two new builds. Moran Towing Corporation explains that “their expertise and dedication to superior craftsmanship align with Moran’s vision for fleet excellence and customer satisfaction.”

“These tugs represent a leap forward in our ongoing commitment to providing best-in-class maritime solutions,” says Sean Perreault, vice president of corporate engineering services of Moran Towing Corporation.

Moran Towing Corporation also mentions that this next class of tugs will be among the largest in its fleet and will bring more power to accommodate the larger, deeper draft vessels coming into ports along the US Gulf and East Coast.

Moran is one of the oldest companies in the USA, starting off in 1860 as a tugboat company. The company has grown from those roots to become a provider of towing services, bulk marine transportation, LNG support operations and environmental recovery services.