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WESTERN SUN
Pictured as: the Sharon Brusco (Brusco Tug and Barge) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1967, by the Albina Engine and Machine Works of Portland, Oregon (hull #401) as the Western Sun for the Western Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by the Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Sharon Brusco.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: WESTERN SUN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 511361
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registy
  • Call Sign: WDC3033
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 401
  • Ship Builder: ALBINA ENGINE & MACHINE
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 66
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.4
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 94
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    WESTERN SUN, SHARON BRUSCO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    WESTERN TRANSPORATION COMPANY, BRUSCO TUG AND BARGE COMPANY