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
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 (CAT)
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 (MBI.F)
air conditioning systems allow for independent climate control in individual staterooms.