World-Class Tugboat Launched

Tuesday, August 17, 1999
Washburn & Doughty launched Marci Moran, a 92 x 32 x 13.8 ft. Z-drive tractor tug for Moran Towing Corporation. Marci Moran is the first of six tugs being built by Washburn & Doughty for Moran over the next year. Upon delivery, Marci Moran will report to its homeport in Norfolk, Va., where it will assist U.S. Navy vessels. A state-of-the-art Ulstein Z-drive propulsion system, powered by two EMD 16-645-E2 main engines, each rated at 2,100 hp @ 900 rpm, will provide extraordinary maneuverability and power.
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