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CLEO J. BRUSCO

Built in 1972, by the Brusco Towboat Company of Portland, Oregon as the Cleo J. Brusco for the Brusco Towboat Company of Portland, Oregon

In 1978, the Brusco Towboat Company was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,600 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: CLEO J. BRUSCO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0537363
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYZ7062
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: BRUSCO TOWBOAT CO
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 71.5
  • Hailing Port: LONGVIEW, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 86
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BRUSCO TOWBOAT COMPANY, KNAPPTON TOWBOAT COMPANY, BRIX MARITIME COMPANY, BRUSCO TUG AND BARGE INC