Foss Tugboat Captain Fatally Beaten in Mexico

By MarEx 2011-12-29 15:10:44

A Foss Maritime tugboat captain from Washington state has died after suffering critical injuries during a beating in Mexico on Christmas day. 

The Kitsap Sun, a local Washington paper, reported that 46-year-old Patrick Warga died on Tuesday in a San Diego hospital from complications in the tragic beating taking place in Mexico. 

Warga was in Tampico, Mexico on business for Foss Maritime and attended a Christmas Eve church service and stayed at a hotel following the service, since it was unsafe to return to the shipyard after dark.  The following morning on Christmas day, Warga stepped out of the hotel for a cup of tea when he was robbed and attacked, causing the injuries that led to his death.

Patrick Warga is survived by his wife and three children.