Foss Maritime Vessels Amass Safety Awards

By George Backwell
Friday, June 06, 2014
Foss Maritime awards: Photo CSA

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) says it has recognized Foss Maritime's commitment to safety by awarding Jones F. Devlin Safety Awards to 73 of the company's vessels for their outstanding safety records.

The 2013 Jones F. Devlin award winners were recognized at the CSA Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held this year on May 29th in New Orleans.

The award is given to self-propelled merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crew member losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. The Jones F. Devlin award publicly recognizes the skills and dedication of the men and women who are responsible for those safe vessel operations.

Altogether, the Foss vessels achieved the equivalent of 483 years without a lost-time injury.
"Safety is part of our operational culture and in everything we do," said Paul Stevens, Foss president and CEO. "We're very proud of our program, training, resources and operations. The men and women of Foss, who work hard to earn us this recognition, are our greatest asset and their safety and well being are our highest priority." 
 
Of Foss' 73-awarded vessels, 57 achieved five or more years of incident-free operation, with 10 of those vessels attaining ten or more years.

About Foss Maritime

Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime - which celebrates its 125th year this year - offers a complete range of maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America and around the globe. Foss has one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the American West Coast.

Pictured: Susan Hayman of Foss receiving the award from Bruce Fernie, CSA Chairman (left) and Richard Russell, CSA Vice Chairman (right).

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