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PETER FOSS (1977)
Pictured as: the Wendy O. (Olson Marine) Photo courtesy of: Olsen Marine

Built in 1977, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #320) as the Peter Foss for the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. A subsidiary of the Dillingham Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Although construction of the tug was begun for the Foss Maritime Company. The tug was completed for the Dillingham Corporation subsidiary. The Dillingham Tug and Barge Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was renamed as the Moana Hele.

In 1986, the Dillingham Corporation shed its maritime assets in favor of real estate investment, with Dillingham Tug and Barge and Young Brothers being acquired by Hawaiian Electric Industries Incorporated of Honolulu, Hawaii. At this time, Dillingham Tug and Barge's corporate name was reverted back to Hawaiian Tug and Barge.

In 1999, Saltchuk Resources Incorporated of Seattle, Washington, acquired the maritime assets of Hawaiian Electric Industries. Which included the Hawaiian Tug and Barge Company, and the Young Brothers Companies of Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by Olson Marine Incorporated of Ward Cove, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Wendy O.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 399 diesel engines. Turning two, stainless steel, 90(in) diameter by 72(in) fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,300 horsepower.

Her deck equipment consists of a Foss winch mounted on the bow. And a Markey Towing winch, mounted on her stern. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2.75(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: PETER FOSS (1977)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 582268
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7638466
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCZ5698
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 320
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 91.8
  • Hailing Port: KETCHIKAN, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 11.5
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 125
  • Net Tonnage: 85
  • Owner:
    OLSON MARINE INC
    5569 N TONGASS HWY (KETCHIKAN) PO BOX 1417
    WARD COVE, AK 9992
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Peter Foss, MOANA HELE, MOANA HELE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Maritime Co., Dillingham Tug and Barge Corp. Hawaiian Tug and Barge Co., YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD