(Pacific Towboat and Salvage Co., Dillingham Corporation, Saltchuk Resources Inc.)
Founded in 1950, as a partnership between Ernest A. Judd and Ed V. Turner. Two southern California vessel operators. The company grew to include construction of tugs at the company's yard located Long Beach, California.
In the late 1970's, the Pacific Towboat and Salvage Company was acquired by the Dillingham Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 1986, as part of a restructuring. Along with all other Dillingham maritime transportation operations, the company was transferred under management of the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.
In 1987, the Foss Maritime Company, and its subsidiaries were acquired by Saltchuk Resources Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.
By 1992, the Pacific Towboat and Salvage brand was phased out of use. With all company markings being replaced by the Foss Maritime Company logo.