Foss winners boast from two to nine years without a lost-time injury.
SEATTLE(June 17, 2008): Foss Maritime Company's commitment to safety was underscored earlier this month when a top maritime organization recognized 18 of its vessels for outstanding safety records.
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. Jones F. Devlin Awards are awarded 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 winning Foss ships have achieved the equivalent total of 82 years without a lost-time injury.
Foss Devlin Award winning vessels honored by the CSA (and the number of years the ships have been injury free) were: America (three years); Anna Foss (four years); Arrow 2 (seven years); Betsy L (two years); Campbell Foss (two years); Caribe Alliance (four years); Dorothy L. Sylvester (eight years); Drew Foss (two years); Howard Olsen (two years); Jim Moore (nine years); Noydena (three years); Pacific Queen (two years); Pacific Viking (two years); Peggy Foss (two years); Phillip W (four years); Point Fermin (nine years); Point Vincente (nine years);Sam Foss (eight years).
"We are extremely proud of Foss' safety achievement," said Gary Faber, Foss president and COO. "Safety is the keystone of our company's culture and the Chamber of Shipping of America awards certainly recognize that."
Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime offers a complete range of maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America and around the globe. The company has harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports, including the Columbia and Snake River system. With one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the American West Coast, Foss operates two shipyards and offers worldwide marine transportation, emphasizing safety, environmental responsibility and high-quality service. See http://www.foss.com for more information.
The Chamber of Shipping of America represents 31 U.S. based companies that own, operate or charter oceangoing tankers, container ships, dry bulk vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades and companies that maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels. Current members include companies that own or operate U.S. flag or foreign-flag ships. A company owning or operating only foreign-flag tonnage must have an office in the United States to qualify for membership.
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