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Moran Towing Corporation is pleased to announce that we have collaborated with renowned naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd., to develop an innovative design for two state-of-the-art tugs to be delivered 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. These engines not only adhere to stringent emission standards but also exemplify Moran’s unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability. The innovative design of these tugs by Robert Allan Ltd., provides Moran with the versatility to adapt to the evolving needs of our customers through the ability to modify and enhance the design for future tug builds. 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.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of these two new tugs, underscoring our pursuit of fleet enhancements,” said Ted Tregurtha, President, and CEO of Moran Towing Corporation. “These tugs represent a leap forward in our ongoing commitment to providing best-in-class maritime solutions. Through our collaboration with Master Boat Builders and Robert Allan Ltd., we have leveraged our design expertise to create vessels that not only embody exceptional performance and compliance but also offer adaptability to cater to our customer’s ever-changing demands,” Sean Perreault, Vice President of Corporate Engineering Services, Moran Towing Corporation.

Master Boat Builders, renowned for their excellence in shipbuilding, has been selected as Moran’s trusted partner for these two new builds. Their expertise and dedication to superior craftsmanship align with Moran’s vision for fleet excellence and customer satisfaction. "We are excited to continue our partnership with Moran on the design and construction of these two new Robert Allan designed tugs.  Moran is one of the most well-respected towing companies in the world, and we are honored to partner with them again." Garrett Rice, President, Master Boat Builders, Inc.

Moran is pleased to contract with Robert Allan Ltd. This firm brings experience and commitment to providing the highest standards of professional marine design and engineering services. “Robert Allan Ltd. is honored to have been chosen by Moran Towing to design their next generation of harbor tug. In a highly collaborative design effort, the team of Robert Allan Ltd. and Moran Towing has created a tug that is at the forefront of sustainability and safety and one that will provide Moran’s clients with optimum value in a variety of towage operations. Designed to be simple, versatile, and efficient these new tugs will provide a solid backbone for Moran’s operations as they adapt to the ever-changing needs of the towing industry,” James Hyslop, Director, Project Development Principal, Robert Allan Ltd.

Moran Towing Corporation recognizes the evolving needs of our valued customers and has strategically engineered these tugs to offer enhanced versatility in their capacity and operational capabilities. This next class of tugs will be among the largest in our fleet and will bring more power to accommodate the larger, deeper draft vessels coming into ports along the US Gulf and East Coast.

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