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JULIE F.
Pictured as: the Salishan (Sause Brothers Incorporated) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1973, by the American Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation of Larose, Louisiana (hull #5) as the Taroze Vizier for Vizier Offshore Towing Incorporated of Galliano, Louisiana.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Salishan.

In 2021, the tug was acquired by a joint partnership between the Tradwinds Towing Company of New Orleans, Louisiana and Captain Brian Fournier of Portland Portland Tugs of Portland, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Julie F. Named for Captain Fournier’s wife, Julie Fournier.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E5 diesel engines. With Western 1774 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.1:1. Turning two, four bladed, 110(in) by 78(in), right and left outboard turning, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 70kW, John Deere 4045TFM generator sets, with Lima ends. The tug's capacities are 98,000 gallons of fuel, 1,890 gallons of lube oil, and 5,600 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of a Skagit, DTW, double drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,680(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire on the primary drum. And, 2,680(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire on the secondary drum. Driven by a single GM 6-71 diesel engine. With Twin disc 33-1309 torque converter, with three speed transmission. With a Pullmaster 25, hydraulic, bridle winch.


  • Vessel Name: JULIE F.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 552788
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7398573
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WUT4384
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 5
  • Ship Builder: American Gulf Shipbuilding Corp.
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 109.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 15.6
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 186
  • Net Tonnage: 126
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TAROZE VIZIER, SALISHAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Vizier Offshore Towing Inc., PAUL SAUSE PARTNER, SAUSE BROS INC,