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HOKU KE'A
Photo by: Captain Rick Wilson

Built in 1991, by the Bollinger Marine Fabricators of Amelia, Louisiana (hull #243) as the Hoku Ke'a for the Young Brothers Company of Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 2013, the Young Brothers Company was acquired by Foss Marine Holdings of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: HOKU KE'A
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0973434
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 09032800
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCU5445
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 243
  • Ship Builder: BOLLINGER MACHINE SHOP
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Length: 108
  • Hailing Port: HONOLULU, HI.
  • Hull Depth: 16.9
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 79
  • Net Tonnage: 54
  • Owner:
    YOUNG BROTHERS LTD
    1331 NORTH NIMITZ HWY
    HONOLULU, HI 96817
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD