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PONO
Photo by: Isaac Pennock

Built in 1993, by Fashion Blacksmithing of Crescent City, California (hull #117016) as the Pono for the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon.

Powered by two, MDEC 16V2000 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 660 reduction gears, at a ratio 5.95:1. Turning two, four bladed, 80(in) by 70(in, right and left, outboard turning, fixed pitch propellers. Mounted in 37A nozzles kort nozzles, with quad rudders. For a rated 2,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW, John Deere 6068 AFM, generator sets. The tug's capacities are 22,500 gallons of fuel, and 1,100 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of an INTERcon, single drum, SD-175 towing winch, with gypsy head. Outfitted with 1,600(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire.
(Captain Dave Miner, Jason Purkey)


  • Vessel Name: PONO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 995739
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCB4095
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 117016
  • Ship Builder: Fashion Blacksmithing
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Length: 75.3
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 13.3
  • Hull Breadth: 28.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 147
  • Net Tonnage: 100
  • Owner:
    SAUSE BROS INC
    3710 NW FRONT AVENUE
    PORTLAND, OR 97210
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC