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Naval architect poised to make waves with four new Foss tugs

Janic Trepanier is managing the construction of four 90-ton harbor tugs; she fell in love with the maritime industry in her hometown of Quebec City. By Hilary Reeves Janic Trepanier grew up in Quebec City, Canada and spent every summer

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After 35 years, Foss COO retires

Scott Merritt helped navigate the company through the waters of a challenging industry. If Scott Merritt regrets anything about his 35 years at Foss Maritime, it’s his attitude as a cocky, self-assured young Cal Maritime graduate during his first 10

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Family Ties: Andrea Mack follows father, brother into Maritime industry

Mack grew up in a ‘Foss family.’ By Hilary Reeves When Andrea Mack was a kid, Foss Maritime was a much smaller company. “I remember going to the Ewing Street office to drop off or pick up my dad and

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Project manager welcomes Alaska Native students to Foss headquarters

Amber Thomas grew up in Barrow, Alaska: ‘I saw a reflection of my younger self.’ By Hilary Reeves It wasn’t until Foss Maritime Project Manager Amber Thomas left home for college that she truly understood how different her home was from

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Kāpena Raymond Alapa‘i christened in New Orleans

Sponsor Lynne Parrott: ‘(Captain) Alapa‘i…was loved by all who knew him.’ By Hilary Reeves The Kāpena Raymond Alapa‘i – the second of four new ocean-going tugs slated to begin neighbor island service for Young Brothers – was christened on October

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Cal Maritime grad promoted to SoCal Port Captain

Nevin Garcia is a second-generation Foss employee who attended Ballard High School’s Maritime Academy By Hilary Reeves Nevin Garcia is a second-generation Foss employee, born and raised in Seattle, and recently promoted to Port Captain of the El Sagundo/PAL in

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Christmas on the Craig Foss

For Chris Mack, Foss Maritime is a family affair By Hilary Reeves The first time Chris Mack saw the painting of the Craig Foss propped up in Foss Maritime headquarters last spring, there was a jolt of recognition. “I can’t

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Foss mission leaders reflect on Puerto Rico disaster relief

Robert Wagoner:‘It takes a village, constant effort, and focus to achieve success.’ By Hilary Reeves Five days after Hurricane Maria savaged her way through the Caribbean last September, Foss Maritime Director of Cargo Operations Rob Wagoner was on the ground

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Naval Architect Amanda Dayton keeps Foss on cutting edge of tech

ROVs, lasers, and more open a world of future possibilities for the storied tug company By Hilary Reeves Foss Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Amanda Dayton knew early on that she’d be pursuing a career in engineering. “I went to

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Foss Maritime Operations Manager to accept safety award on behalf of SoCal team

Ron Costin: ‘It’s like winning the World Series…there was so much team effort put forth: no spill to water since 2006, and a nearly 10-year record of no lost-time injuries.’ By Hilary Reeves For Foss Maritime Operations Manager Ron Costin,

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Foss captain honored for advancing company culture of safety

Capt. Greg Phillips joined Foss Maritime in 1989 By Hilary Reeves Foss Maritime Captain Greg Phillips was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Michael D. Garvey Award for Distinguished Service in Safety. “I’ve been at Foss for 28 years,

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Foss Maritime Center lead credits project’s early success to the ‘folks in the seats’

Chris Wolf: ‘There’s little to limit the potential…’ By Hilary Reeves Chris Wolf joined Foss Maritime as a dispatcher in 1984. “I’ll never forget my interview with Steve Scalzo,” he said. “I made a commitment that I was in for

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