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WENDY O.
Photo Courtesy of: Olson Marine

Built in 1977, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #320) as the Peter Foss for Foss Maritime of Seattle, Washington. A subsidiary of the Dillingham Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Although construction of the tug was begun for Foss Maritime. The tug was completed for the fellow Dillingham Corporation subsidiary, the Dillingham Tug and Barge Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii. Where she was renamed as the Moana Hele.

In 1986, the Dillingham Corporation shed its maritime assets in favor of real estate investment, with Dillingham Tug and Barge and Young Brothers being acquired by Hawaiian Electric Industries Incorporated (HEI) of Honolulu, Hawaii. At this time, Dillingham Tug and Barge's corporate name was reverted back to Hawaiian Tug and Barge.

In 1999, Saltchuk Resources Incorporated of Seattle, Washington, acquired the maritime assets of HEI: the Hawaiian Tug and Barge Company, and the Young Brothers Company.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by Olson Marine Incorporated of Ward Cove, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Wendy O.

Powered by two Caterpiller 399 diesel engines, turning two stainless steel 90(in) diameter by 72(in) pitch propellers. For a rated 2,300 horsepower.

Her deck equipment consists of a Foss winch mounted on the bow and a Markey Towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2.75(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: WENDY O.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 582268
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7638466
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCZ5698
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 320
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 91.8
  • Hailing Port: KETCHIKAN, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 11.5
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 125
  • Net Tonnage: 85
  • Owner:
    OLSON MARINE INC
    5569 N TONGASS HWY (KETCHIKAN) PO BOX 1417
    WARD COVE, AK 9992
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Peter Foss, MOANA HELE, MOANA HELE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Maritime, Dillingham Tug and Barge Corporation, Hawaiian Tug and Barge Company, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD, YOUNG BROTHERS LTD