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Safety Q&A with Jesse Richardson & Jay Schram, Foss Maritime

Jesse Richardson and Jay Schram, both managers at Foss Maritime, were nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for recognizing the need for and implementing new equipment into the company’s seasonal lighterage operation, located 200 miles above the Arctic Circle

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Safety Q&A with Carly Remm, Project Manager, Foss Maritime

Project Manager Carly Remm has proven to be a great asset for Foss Atlantic, having successfully triaged many of the safety issues encountered during the reactivation of a fleet of dilapidated vessels, returning (to date) five vessels back into safe

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Safety Q&A with Leray Leasure, Deckhand Engineer, Foss Maritime

As a new hire to Foss Maritime, Leray Leasure was nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for stepping up to address safety issues within the company’s Columbia Snake River fleet. During the past two years, he’s championed improvements in

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Safety Q&A with Ed Ehler, Regional Operations Manager, PNW Oceans & Harbor, Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime Regional Operations Manager Ed Ehler was nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for working directly with customers and crew to make sure progress toward safer operations takes place. “This is not easy, and it is time-consuming,” said

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Safety Q&A with Michael Loomis, Project Manager, Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime Project Manager Michael Loomis is a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award Nominee. He recently oversaw the contract/project management and execution of the final sea voyage of the USS Kitty Hawk under tow by the Michele Foss, a journey spanning

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Foss Director of Marine Assurance keeps safety at the forefront

Paul Hendriks: ‘As leaders, we should always remind ourselves of what it’s like to stand in the shoes of the people who do the work.’ As Foss Maritime’s Director of Marine Assurance, it’s Capt. Paul Hendriks’s job to make sure

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Thea Foss chef dedicated to preserving SCA, SMA for future generations

For Becky Selengut, the battle to keep the trade schools open is personal. Growing up on the largest lake in New Jersey, Thea Foss Chef Becky Selengut describes her childhood as “sort of Rockwellian.” “We were a half-mile away from

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Foss, TOTE, NorthStar Energy gift $500,000 to new Maritime High School

The money will support start-up costs for the first four years of the school and allow the school to grow to 400 students by 2025. Saltchuk companies Foss Maritime, TOTE, and NorthStar Energy have together pledged $500,000 to support the

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Saltchuk SVP, former Foss pres reflects on 40 years in maritime

Paul Stevens: ‘I somehow fell in love with the industry.’ Paul Stevens never imagined a career in the maritime industry. A quintessential “gentle giant,” his imposing presence and breezy charisma belie his quiet Jersey upbringing. “New Jersey was a great

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Foss Chief Engineer wins President’s Award for Innovation in Safety

Jack Hagey, Chief Engineer onboard the Stacey Foss, created the “Hagey Handler,” a tool designed to assist deckhands with heavy or frozen lines. Foss Maritime Chief Engineer Jack Hagey is the winner of the 2020 Saltchuk President’s Award for Innovation

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Leroy Schlecht, Foss Maritime

In the fifth of a nine-part Q&A series, Foss Launch Operator Leroy Schlecht answers questions about his life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. On Jan. 4, 2020, Foss Maritime Launch Operator Leroy Schlecht participated in a rescue response

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Longtime Foss-ULA liaison celebrates retirement

Bob Pepper retired last month after 30 years with Foss Maritime. Before a long maritime career and recent retirement, when Bob Pepper was growing up in northern Alabama, he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life –

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Foss Captain Andy Beeler on his career at sea, dramatic tug rescue

On Labor Day 2020, two kayakers experienced that sheer terror when their tandem kayak capsized in four-foot seas in Washington State’s North Puget Sound near Sucia Island. a Foss Maritime crew scooped the two from the 54-degree water and onto the tug.

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