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ANDREW FOSS
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1982, by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company Incorporated of Tacoma, Washington (hull #438) as the Andrew Foss for the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 16-645-E6 diesel engines. With Voith AD 45-FH reduction gears, at a ratio of 15:1. Turning two, five bladed Voith Cycloidal drives. For a rated 4,290 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines. With a hydraulic pump off of a PTO. The tug's capacities are 50,550 gallons of fuel, 2,100 gallons of hydraulic oil, 2,400 gallons of lube oil, and 5,400 gallons of water.

The towing gear consists of a Intercon HSW-40 winch, with a capstan mounted on the starboard side. Outfitted with 150(ft) of 5(in) plasma line. An INTERcon SD-200, single drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 305(ft) of 8(in), 12X12, plasma line, with a 7(ft) eye.


  • Vessel Name: ANDREW FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 650273
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8127543
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WRB5166
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 438
  • Ship Builder: TACOMA BOATBLDG CO INC
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 106.7
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 14.2
  • Hull Breadth: 38.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 298
  • Net Tonnage: 203
  • Owner:
    FOSS MARITIME COMPANY
    660 WEST EWING STREET
    SEATTLE, WA 98119-1587
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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