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MASTER
Pictured as: the Dorine Brusco (Brusco Tug and Barge) Photo by: Phil Gilston

Built in 1954, by Higgins Industries at New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #11981) as LT-2093 for the United States Army.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Dahl Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as Master.

In 2003, she was acquired by Brusco Tug and Barge of Longview, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as Dorine Brusco.

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


  • Vessel Name: MASTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 603783
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8034851
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBE5288
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 11981
  • Ship Builder: HIGGINS, INC
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 101.4
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.3
  • Hull Breadth: 26.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 98
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LT-2093, MASTER, DORINE BRUSCO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United Staes Army, Dahl Tug and Barge Co. Inc., TUG MASTER INC, OREGON SEALARK LLC