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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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New tugs making their mark on California

The Jamie Ann, Sarah Avrick, and Leisa Florence are in service in ports along the California coast with the Rachael Allen on the way, their virtual christening a first for Saltchuk Marine More than a year after the delivery of

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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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Complementary maritime careers key to couple’s early success

Nic and Marjorie Zoretic spent the past decade navigating parallel sailing careers and now shoreside positions with Foss and TOTE maritime. Nic and Marjorie Zoretic first crossed paths at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

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Iver Foss Captain celebrates 28 seasons at Red Dog Mine

Gary May’s three-months-on, one-month-off schedule has led to many “wonderful” professional friendships. By Hilary Reeves Foss Maritime Tug Captain Gary May didn’t come into his profession by accident – he knew all along who and what he wanted to become.

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Three years later, Foss’s FMC stays steady course

Career mariner Art Dahlin was named General Manager of Foss’s Columbia Snake River region – and the Fleet Monitoring Center – in 2018. By Hilary Reeves Foss Martime’s Fleet Monitoring Center (FMC) debuted to much fanfare on June 1, 2016

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‘He got goosebumps and instantly teared up.’

NAC’s Trisha Reyes’s familial discovery led her on a hunt for Agnes Foss treasure. By Hilary Reeves Trisha Reyes’s father Richard “Dick” Banks peppered her childhood with stories of the months he spent aboard a tugboat bound for Vietnam in

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Michele Seaver: ‘100-percent committed’ to dreams, family

By Hilary Reeves The day before Michele Seaver’s sudden passing on April 26, she joyfully assisted in the birth of a healthy Palomino filly on her farm in Mount Vernon, Washington. “More often than not, in the spring, whenever we

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