Foss Maritime Christens New Tier 4 Tug
March 3, 2020
The new 90-ton Jamie Ann tugboat features the lowest emission engines and most advanced safety features in the world
SEATTLE, WA – Foss Maritime christened the Jamie Ann on February 29, the first of four new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Wash. Her three sisters: the Sarah Averick, the Leisa Florence, and the Rachael Allen are due to deliver this year for service within the Saltchuk Marine family of companies.
Jamie Ann’s upgrades include two MTU Tier 4 engines producing 6,866 horsepower which meet the EPA’s highest standards. The engines reduce particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions to near zero through an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system but are also powerful enough to escort the largest tankers and container ships calling the U.S. West Coast ports she will serve.
The Jamie Ann is slated to arrive mid-March to in San Francisco where she will join Foss Maritime’s Harbor Services fleet.
“We’re building these vessels to the most stringent emissions standards in the world,” said Janic Trepanier, the Foss naval architect managing the project. “These were built to satisfy the requirements of the State of California – requirements we believe will soon be required of the rest of the country and the world.”
The vessel’s upgraded safety features are equally impressive and focus on crew safety on deck, wheelhouse visibility, winch operations and sound abatement in the engine room and staterooms.
The Jamie Anne christening sparks excitement over her slated mid-March deployment to Foss Harbor Services in San Francisco Bay where she will provide tanker escort and assists for Foss Maritime’s Oil and Gas customers.
Founded on the Tacoma waterfront in 1889, Seattle based Foss Maritime is a full-service Maritime Services company providing customer focused solutions within the harbors we operate and the complex towing projects we execute around the world.
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ABOUT FOSS MARITIME
Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime 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. The company has harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports, including the Columbia and Snake River system, Hawaii and Alaska. Foss operates a full-service shipyard and offers worldwide marine transportation, emphasizing safety, environmental responsibility and high-quality service. See www.foss.com for more information.