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P.J. BRIX
Photo by: Raenuld Greenleaf

Built in 1982, by Marine Industries North West Incorporated of Portland, Oregon (hull #R-640) as the P.J. Brix for the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 1993, the Brix Maritime Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Nigata RGC 130K-72 z drives. Outfitted with two, five bladed, 73.5(in) by 73(in), stainless steel propellers. For a rated 2,560 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 90kW, Kato generator sets. Driven by two, Caterpillar 3304-T diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 32,330 gallons of fuel, 375 gallons of hydraulic oil, 780 gallons of lube, and 5,540 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consist of a single drum, INTERcon SD-125E, towing winch.


  • Vessel Name: P.J. BRIX
  • USCG Doc. No.: 649705
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8972950
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD5130
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: R-640
  • Ship Builder: MARINE INDUSTRIES NW
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 75.1
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 13.8
  • Hull Breadth: 31.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 235
  • Net Tonnage: 213
  • Owner:
    FOSS MARITIME COMPANY
    1151 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH
    SEATTLE, WA 98109
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BRIX MARITIME CO., BRIX MARITIME CO., FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY