Home Search Links About Us Updates TBI Store Login
LONE STAR
Pictured as: the Heidi L Brusco (Brusco Tug and Barge) Photo by: Phil Gilston

Built in 1968, by the Alexander Marine Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #875) as the Lone Star for the Lone Star Cement Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 1985, the tug was acqured by Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon. Where she was renamed as Robert L.

In 2006, she was acquired by Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as Heidi L Brusco.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: LONE STAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 513007
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8628195
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC9175
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 975
  • Ship Builder: ALEXANDER MARINE CORP
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 116.2
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA
  • Hull Depth: 10.1
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LONE STAR, ROBERT L.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    LONE STAR CEMENT CORP, LONE STAR INDUSTRIES INC, SAUSE BROS INC, OREGON SEALARK LLC