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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

American single screw tug (Brant 1948-1971) Barbara Moran 1971-1990 (Rio Miami 1990)


USA-flagged, IMO 5050517. Built by Gulfport Shipbuilding, Port Arthur, Texas, USA with hull number 324 for account of the Curtis Bay Towing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA as the Brant in 1948. This company was since 1958 as an affiliate part of the Moran Towing Company, In 1971 was she handed over to the latter company at New Tork and renamed Barbara Moran. Renamed Rio Miami in 1990 and scuttled in December of the same year Off Miami, Florida, USA. Steel built. Horsepower 1.750hp. Gross tonnage 193 tons, net tonnage 69 tons and as dimensions 95,3 x 24,1 x 11,6 (depth hull) feet.