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EMMETT FOSS
Photo by: Don Estep

Built in 2013, by the Foss Maritime Shipyard of Rainier, Oregon (hull #19) as the Emmett Foss for the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

Powered by three, Caterpillar C4.4 diesel engines. With Caterpillar 5202 marine reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.42:1. Turning three, Osborne, 50(in), Superston propsat, four bladed, fixed pitch propellers. mounted inside tunnels with skegs for protection against ice and rocks. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets. With a third, auxiliary, 30kW, Caterpillar C2.2 generator set. The tug's capacities are 500 gallons of fuel oil, 23,000 gallons of lube oil, 2,000 gallons of potable water, with a 50 gallons per hour water maker. And, 25,000 gallon ballast capacity for fresh water only.

The tug's deck equipment consists of a single drum, Markey TES-22, electric towing winch. Outfitted with 1,250(ft) of 1.375(in) towing wire. With a Markey DESM 18-S electric winch, mounted on the bow.


  • Vessel Name: EMMETT FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1246298
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9698460
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG8362
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 19
  • Ship Builder: FOSS MARITIME
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Length: 76.1
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 7.1
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 145
  • Net Tonnage: 116
  • Owner:
    FOSS MARITIME COMPANY
    1151 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH
    SEATTLE, WA 98109
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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