On March 12, 2007, Washburn & Doughty Associates
, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine delivered the Eleanor F. Moran, a 92 x 32-ft., 5100 hp, Z-Drive Firefighting Tug, to Moran Towing of New Canaan, Connecticut. The vessel is operating at the port of Norfolk, Virginia.
Eleanor F. Moran is classed ABS Maltese Cross A1 Towing, Maltese Cross AMS, with Escort Notation, Towing Service, Maltese Cross A1 Fire Fighting Vessel, Class 1. The Firefighting 1 classification requires two monitors to each produce 5,280 gpm for a distance of 394 ft. at a height of 148 ft., as well as a deluge system and the ability to sustain firefighting operations for a minimum of 24 consecutive hours.
Firefighting 1 equipment includes two Caterpillar 3412C engines rated at 900 hp @ 2100 rpm and Nijhuis HGTFI-1-250.500 pumps located in the engine room. The pumps supply two FFS model IM/FFS-1200LB electric FiFi 1 monitors mounted on the aft upper deck. Controls for the monitors are in the pilothouse and locally at the monitors. The firefighting system also includes a deluge sprinkler system and eight (8) fire stations located on the main deck.
Eleanor F. Moran is powered by two EMD 12-645F7B main engines that each produce 2550 hp @ 900 rpm. The propulsion system is completed by Schottel model SRP 1215 FP Z-Drives with 2400 mm stainless steel propellers.
Eleanor F. Moran is equipped with John Deere model 6068TFM76, Tier 2 emissions certified 1800 rpm marine engines providing 99KW, 120/208 VAC, 3 phase power. One generator is normally on-line while the other is on standby. In the event that the on-line generator fails, the standby generator will automatically start and go on-line. The generator experiencing the failure will be automatically shut down.
An IPS main switchboard is provided in the engine room for distribution of 208-V 3-phase power.
A Markey type DEPC-48 electric hawser winch is installed forward and a Markey model CEWC 60 electric stern hawser capstan
is installed aft.
The sides and stern of the main deck are fitted with Duramax 12 x 14-in. rubber "D" fender. The bow utilizes Viking 16" soft loop on the lower portion and Schuyler cylindrical rubber on the upper portion.
Accommodations are located in the deckhouse and include a mess/galley, two two-man staterooms, two one-man staterooms, two heads and an assortment of lockers. Mitsubishi air conditioning systems allow for independent climate control in individual staterooms.