Foss Maritime’s team of mariners, shoreside personnel, managers and supporting operations personnel possess extensive experience and training in the Incident Command System (ICS), and related safety procedures and precautions. Foss provides shipyard, engineering, marine and ancillary support in any response situation, including:

  • Offshore rescue tow
  • Global transportation
  • Dead ship tow
  • Vessels with firefighting capacity
  • Naval architects on staff
  • Emergency towing packages
  • Ballast equipment
  • Full service shipyard for fabrication
  • Disaster relief
  • 24 hour customer service center

ERTV in the Puget Sound – Assisting Disabled Vessels

Since 1998, Foss has operated the Emergency Response Towing Vessel (ERTV) that provides the legislatively required emergency stand-by tug services in Neah Bay, Washington. This tug, paid for by stakeholders, protects the waters of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and is on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The designated ERTV assists disabled or dead ships and barges from grounding in the Puget Sound and off the outer Washington and British Columbia coasts.

Repair Teams Dispatched to Anywhere in North America

Foss’ ability to provide emergency repairs and preventive maintenance helps customers avoid out-of-service time. We can dispatch a mobile response unit repair team from Seattle to anywhere in North America in 24 hours to complete shipboard repairs at the dock or while underway. Foss’ highly respected team of naval architects, marine engineers and shipyard staff is also available for marine engineering support in emergency response situations.