Foss, State, Tribes to Build Columbia River Ferry

press release
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Partnership to create jobs; bring modern vessel to vital transportation link.
 
 

Foss Maritime Company is joining with Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to build a state-of-the-art replacement for an aging 63-year-old ferry that's been a vital cross-Columbia River transportation link. The unique partnership between Foss and the Washington State Department of Transportation includes the Confederated Tribes whose members will participate in the vessel's final assembly work. Gary Faber, president and COO of Foss, said the project's benefits will have a ripple effect across the state: "The Foss bid is good for the Northwest economy as it creates jobs at our shipyard near Longview and in Eastern Washington, and we'll deliver a highly efficient new ferry to serve a vital cross-Columbia transportation link."
 
 

Faber added that Foss is looking forward to working with the Confederated Tribes. He noted the company's relationship with Makah Nation on the Olympic Peninsula, where Foss maintains an emergency response towing vessel on tribal land. Faber said, "Foss is Washington-based and we work closely with sovereign nations in Puget Sound and throughout the Northwest and Alaska - it is part of our company's heritage." Colville Tribal members are pre-approved for apprenticeships for the new ferry construction project, Faber said.
 
The new ferry will replace the Martha S., which launched in 1948. The Keller Ferry crosses the Columbia River at its confluence with the Sanpoil River from Ferry County and the Colville Indian Reservation on the north bank to Lincoln County on the south. Approximately 60,000 vehicles travel each year on the Keller Ferry, which is a link in a rural highway, State Route 21.
 
According to Foss officials, the construction will commence in early 2012 at the company's Rainier, Ore., shipyard, on the Columbia River near Longview. There, the vessel's aluminum hull and systems will be constructed and pre-fabricated, then sectioned into three modules and shipped by road transport to the final assembly site located at Crescent Bay on Lake Roosevelt. Final assembly and testing will take place at Crescent Bay beginning in fall of 2012, with vessel delivery scheduled for May 2013.
 
Foss will manage the Crescent Bay phase of the work, and will partner with the Confederated Tribes to do the work.
 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia,

MOL President Reports Slack Performance

MOL President, President, Koichi Muto reported that the performance of the company was slack. Presenting his report he stated:  I am sad to report that our business performance fell short,

Holland America Line Wins Sparkie Award

At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County, Washington.

Contracts

Knightsbridge Shipping, Golden Ocean Merger wrap up

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited has completed its previously announced merger with Golden Ocean Group Limited. In connection with the closing of the merger,

Radio Holland bags Ahrenkiel Contract

Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co. KG and Radio Holland Germany GmbH, part of Imtech Marine, have agreed a long-term maintenance agreement for the entire Ahrenkiel Steamship fleet,

Chevron's Kirkland to Retire

Chevron Corporation confirmed today that George L. Kirkland, vice chairman and executive vice president, Upstream, will retire from the company, effective June 15.

Shipbuilding

Seaspan Acquires 7th SAVER Boxship

Seaspan Corporation announced today that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Beacon. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co.

OOCL Orders Six Ultra-Large Container Ships

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. has placed a new order for six mega 20,000 teu container ships from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co. for US$951.

Shipping Confidence Hits 2.5 Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years in February 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence

Passenger Vessels

All American Marine Delivers Ferry to Seattle

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) today announced the delivery of a new passenger ferry that will serve the city of Seattle.    The vessel, MV Sally Fox, was dedicated

Viking Enters Ocean Cruise Industry

Viking Ocean Cruises has announced it took delivery of Viking Star, marking the company's official arrival into the ocean cruise industry.   The delivery ceremony

Vanuatu Clean-Up: Rivergate Aids Residents

In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which hit landfall on March 13, 2015, latest reports indicate that more than 65,000 people are now homeless and over 110,000

Ferries

All American Marine Delivers Ferry to Seattle

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) today announced the delivery of a new passenger ferry that will serve the city of Seattle.    The vessel, MV Sally Fox, was dedicated

Methanol Powered Ferry Launched in Baltic Sea

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced that it has converted the Stena Germanica to run on methanol, an industry first.   The company spent $24 million on converting the ship to methanol.

VIKING LifeCraft Presented at IMO

This week, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment took a step towards gaining approval for the VIKING LifeCraft, its alternative life-saving appliance (LSA) for passenger ships.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
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: 0.2775 sec (4 req/sec)