290 291 F oss Maritime Company was founded as a tug and launch company in 1889 by Thea and Andrew Foss in Tacoma, Washington. Today, Foss owns and operates one of the nation’s largest coastal tug and barge fleets, offer- ing a broad range of green- and blue-water marine services. They serve the world’s largest oil and gas companies, international shipping companies, and a variety of govern- mental and nongovernmental agen- cies. In addition, Foss Maritime’s two Pacific Northwest, full-service ship- yards in Seattle,Washington and Rainier, Oregon provide naval archi- tecture, marine engineering services, repairs, and maintenance. Foss is wholly owned by Saltchuk Resources, a privately-owned family investment company, employing over 1,700 people worldwide. Its independent subsidiaries include: AmNav, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, and Young Brothers. Corporate head- quarters are in Seattle,Washing- ton with satellite offices in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, California, and the U.S. Gulf. Maritime Company FOSS MARITIME COMPANY ALWAYS SAFE, ALWAYS READY FOSS