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SANDRA FOSS
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1976, by Fairhaven Shipyard Incorporated of Bellingham, Washington (hull #48) as the Sandra Foss for the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

Powered by two, EMD 8-645-E7 diesel engines. With Falk 1230 MRVF-C reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.08:1. Turning two, four bladed, 98(in) by 89(in), Coolidge, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 2,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 115kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6V-71 engines. The tug's capacities are 85,000 gallons of fuel, 125 gallons of lube oil, 2,500 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 10,600 gallons of ballast.

The towing equipment consists of a Burrand HJ-D, double drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 2.200(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on each drum. Driven by a dedicated Detroit Diesel 6V-71 diesel engine. A Foss bow winch, outfitted with 150(ft) of 1-1/8(in) ship wire. And, a Kinematics, hydraulic davit. Mounted on the 02 deck.


  • Vessel Name: SANDRA FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 571854
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7502576
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYL4908
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 48
  • Ship Builder: FAIRHAVEN SHIPYARD, INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 102.4
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.6
  • Hull Breadth: 31.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    FOSS INTERNATIONAL INC
    1151 FAIRVIEW AVE N
    SEATTLE, WA 98109
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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