This short dozen tugboats chosen because they passed on a given part of a morning recently differ in size, age, tasks, and number of fleet siblings. Less visible are their differing histories and crews.
Laura K Moran, 2008 built in Maine 87′ loa and 5100 hp here escorting in Ever Devote. Below her is Caitlin Ann, built in Louisiana in 1961. 70′ loa and 2400 hp.
Vane’s Bohemia and Quantico Creek differ in many respects: 2007 v. 2010, 4200 v. 3000, Louisiana v. Maryland, and 96′ v. 90′ loa.
Below them, escorting Dubai Express, is James Turecamo, 1969 built in NY, 92′ loa and 2000 hp.
Below her is Barbara McAllister, 1969 built in Louisiana, 100 loa and 4000 hp.
Margaret Moran, shown twice escorting Cosco Tianjin, 1979 built in Louisiana, 99′ loa and 3000 hp.
Two former SeaBoats tugs are now Mediterranean Sea and Weddell Sea, both built in Massachusetts and powered by 4500 hp. Mediterranean Sea (110′ loa) was launched in 2004; Weddell Sea (105′ loa) launched 2007.