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EMMA FOSS
Pictured as: the Ocean Eagle (Brusco Tug and Barge) Photo by: Dirk Septer

Built in 1970, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #256) as the AWA for the Hawaiian Tug and Barge Company of Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 1980, the tug was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Alapul.

In 1988, the Knappton Towboat Company became the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, the Brix Maritime Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Emma Foss.

In 2006, the Foss Maritime Company acquired the Constellation Maritime Company of Manchester, Massachusetts. The tug was transferred to operations in Boston, Massachusetts. Where she retained her name.

In 2011, the Constellation Maritime Company was absorbed back into the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, she was acquired by the Dahl Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Ocean Eagle.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by the Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516-D1 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAV1251 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. Turning via 9(in) by 29.25(in) shafts. Two, four bladed, 66(in) by 96(in), fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 60kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM EMD 6-71 diesel engines. As well as a third, GM EMD 6V-71 diesel engine, to drive her towing winch. The tug's capacities are 87,930 gallons of fuel oil, 1,350 gallons of lube oil, 25 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 5,550 gallons of water.

The towing gear consists of a Red Fox, double drum, towing winch. With level winds, and outfitted with 1,600(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on one drum and 2,000(ft) of 1 .75(in) wire on the second drum. She also features a hydraulic bow winch, outfitted with 1 1/8(in) wire with two 15(in) diameter gypsy heads. The tug is also fitted with a hand operated swing crane on deck.
(Captain Russell Shrewsbury, Captain Ron Greger, Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: EMMA FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0524820
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7047239
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCF3931
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 256
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 101.2
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 31.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    AWA, Alapul, EMMA FOSS, EMMA FOSS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Hawaiian Tug and Barge Co. Inc., Knappton Towboat Co., BRIX MARITIME CO, CONSTELLATION MARITIME COMPANY, CONSTELLATION MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, CONSTELLATION MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS ATLANTIC INC, FOSS MARITIME COMPANYDAHL TUG & BARGE INC