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Pictured as: the Miki Hana (Sause Brothers) Photo by: Frans Eykel

Built in 1969, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #224) as the Gulf Storm for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Miki Hana.

In 2020, she was acquired by DeForge Maritime Towing of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. With Lufkin-RHS 2524 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.7:1. Turning two, 106(in) by 88(in), four bladed, right and left outboard turning, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 70kW, John Deere 4045TFM generator sets. The tug's capacities are 58,000 gallons of fuel, 1,450 gallons of lube oil, and 4,200 gallons of water.

The towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, 71140 towing winch, with gypsy head. Outfitted wth 2,100(ft) of 2(in) towing wire. Driven by a single, GM 6-71 diesel engine, with an Allison 5631 torque converter, and three speed transmission. With a Pullmaster 25, hydraulic bridle winch.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Captain Dave Miner, Jason Purkey)

  • Vessel Name: GULF STORM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5240070
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 70311630
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDL5512
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 224
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 99
  • Hailing Port: KETCHIKAN, AK
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 194
  • Net Tonnage: 132
  • Owner:
    DeForge Maritime Towing
    1801 Fairview Ave E Suite 100
    Seattle, WA 98102
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine Inc., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Co., PAUL SAUSE, PARTNER, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC