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GULF MASTER
Pictured as: the Arthur Brusco (Brusco Tug and Barge) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1965, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #149) as the Gulf Master for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she was renamed as the Arthur S.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Arthur Brusco.

Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,460 horsepower.

Her capacities are 34,342 gallons of fuel, 747 gallons of lube oil, and 290 gallons of hydraulic oil.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF MASTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5009120
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 70353150
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3449
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 149
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 100.3
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 13.2
  • Hull Breadth: 30.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    OREGON SEALARK LLC
    7211 SE WILSHIRE CT
    MILWAUKIE, OR 97267
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Master, Arthur S.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine Inc., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Service Inc, TOW BOAT SERVICES & MANAGEMENT INC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC, OREGON SEALARK LLC