Foss Crews Help Extinguish Blaze

Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Two Foss crews assisted firefighters from the Valero and Benicia Fire Departments to put out a fire on the Benicia Industry Dock on September 5.

The Foss crew, trained in shore-side incident response, reacted quickly and joined the professional firefighters at the scene.

“I am very proud of the individual and team effort demonstrated by our vessels and staff,” said Scott Merritt, regional director, San Francisco Bay. “In my view, the response demonstrated the best the marine industry has to offer.”

At 5 p.m., a fire broke out at the dock. By 11:30 p.m. it was still burning and threatening to collapse the Coke Loader and the old Huntway Dock operated by Valero. The Andrew Foss was standing by the dock when the crew noticed the flames and reacted by notifying the fire department and spraying water on the fire. The Foss enhanced tractor is capable of pumping 1,000 gallons of water per minute and delivering water streams a distance of 400 ft. The Keegan Foss joined the fight at 8 p.m. providing similar firefighting capability as the tractor tug plus 4,000 gallons of foam capacity.

Foss Captains Sherman, Daniels, Ridens and their crews were commended for their performance, responding to the fire and assisting the fire department in controlling and eventually extinguishing the blaze. “All Foss crews receive professional firefighter training,” said Tom Coburn, senior vice president at Foss headquarters in Seattle. “The vessels’ firefighting equipment and marine personnel training are designed to mesh well with those of professional municipal firefighters so that major vessel or waterfront fires can be fought effectively with the aid of Foss tugs and crews,” he added.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Evergreen Enhances UK and Ireland Services

Global container carrier Evergreen Line announced enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam,

SCI Publishes Shore Leave Survey

With Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006 in force, one might expect to see a reduction in the number of seafarers without visas; yet, recent data collected by

Cummins Reports Revenue Jump in Q2 2014

Cummins Inc. reported its results for the second quarter of 2014. According to the report, second quarter revenue of $4.8 billion increased 7 percent from the same quarter in 2013.

Tanker Trends

Jones Act Tanker Chartered for Airline Refinery

Delta Air Lines Inc's refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy.

Horizon Delivers 4th 74’ Towboat for Canal Barge Co.

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of 74’ towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA.    The Jane

Asia VLCC Rates Could Nudge Higher on Activity

Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian freight routes could hold steady or gain next week as charterers seek to complete their vessel chartering

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1844 sec (5 req/sec)