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MI'OI
Pictured as: the Ellis Brusco (Brusco Tug and Barge) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1980, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #357) as the Mi'oi for the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 2000, the tug was acquired by the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon. Where she renamed as the Solana.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by the Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Ellis Brusco.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: MI'OI
  • USCG Doc. No.: 629266
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8016366
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9897
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 357
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 73.3
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 26.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 72
  • Net Tonnage: 106
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MI'OI, SOLANA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Maritime Co., SAUSE BROS INC, HAYDEN INVESTMENTS LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC