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SOLANA

Built in 1975 by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana as the Royal Sonesta (hull #12) for Royal Marine Transportation of Harvey, Louisiana.

The tug was later sold and renamed as the Mormon Island.

The tugboat was later acquired by the Eaton Tugboat Company of San Pedro, California. Where she was renamed as the Golden Eagle.

She was eventually acquired by Westar Marine Services of San Francisco, California. Where the tug was renamed as the Solana.

Her powerplant consists of two Cummins KTA38-M1 diesels turning two propellors in nozzles. For a rated 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SOLANA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 569110
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8992637
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCY5602
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 12
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G. ORTIS BOAT CO. INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 65.4
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Hull Depth: 9.4
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 150
  • Net Tonnage: 102
  • Owner:
    TAURUS MARINE INC
    PIER 50 BUILDING C PO BOX 78100
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Royal Sonesta, Mormon Island, Golden Eagle
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Royal Marine Transportation, Eaton Tugboat Company