Twenty-Two Foss Vessels Win Devlin Safety Awards

Foss winners boast two to eleven years without a lost-time injury

SEATTLE, June 30, 2009 – Foss Maritime Company’s commitment to maintaining a safe working environment for its employees has been recognized by a top maritime organization, which cited 22 vessels for outstanding safety records, an increase from 18 vessels over 2008.

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) presented the Foss vessels with Jones F. Devlin Awards at the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon in Houston, Texas. The coveted awards are given to self-propelled merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crewmember losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. Altogether, the Foss ships achieved the equivalent of 112 years without a lost-time injury.

“Foss has again set a precedent with its safety record,” said Gary Faber, Foss president and COO. “Safety is the keystone of our company’s culture. We are proud to be recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America for our outstanding efforts.”