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Foss is a full service maritime company focused on solving our customers’ toughest marine transportation and logistical challenges—close to home and in some of the harshest environments in the world.

Foss has a company-wide commitment to safety and environmental stewardship, and a long history of technological innovation. Our mission: to provide marine services without equal.

Along with our subsidiaries and sister companies we have the expertise to support any industry requiring marine transportation services, project management or logistics, helping to handle all of the details from one-time ship assist jobs in local harbors to major multi-year projects across the globe.

Foss At-A-Glance

  • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
  • Founded: 1889
  • Global employees: over 1,250
  • Number of Vessels: over 200 tugs & barges

For case studies, please visit the Projects section of the site, where you may search for case studies by the type of service or service area. And see our press releases for the latest news.

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The second of three Foss Arctic Class tugs, Denise Foss, at work in Alaska.
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The first Arctic Class tug, Michele Foss, during sea trials.
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Pacific Escort at work in her new port in Hawaii.
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Sister hybrid tugs Carolyn Dorothy and Campbell Foss at work in California.
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The Alta June assists the Horizon Reliance into its berth in Southern California.
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The Andrew Foss (foreground) and the Pacific Star nudge the Hood Canal Bridge drawspan into position in Washington.
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Foss Enhanced Tractor Tug Lindsey Foss awaits a tanker in the Puget Sound.
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Working in conjunction with Boston-based Constellation Maritime,the Emma Foss tows oil-production modules aboard the barge Columbia Boston from Maine to Texas in support of the Motiva Port Arthur.
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The Stacey Foss with Foss ore barge Kivalina underway to the Billion Trader, Red Dog, Alaska.
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The Arthur Foss assisting a tanker in the Bay Area.
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Line handling boat the Lucy Foss, was built to service Chevron’s El Segundo Moorings in Southern California. 
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ASD Tug America assists Cosco vessel Luhe into the Port of Seattle.
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