CSA recognizes 75 Foss vessels for outstanding safety

(SEATTLE) — The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has recognized 75 Foss Maritime vessels with the 2014 Jones F. Devlin Award for outstanding safety records.  

The award is given to self-propelled merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crewmember losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. The Jones F. Devlin Award publicly recognizes the skills and dedication of the hardworking men and women who are responsible for those safe vessel operations.

The 75 Foss vessels were recognized at the CSA Annual Safety Awards luncheon held this year on May 28 in New Orleans.

The hybrid tugs Carolyn Foss and Campbell Foss achieved five or more years of safe operations.

Altogether, the Foss vessels achieved the equivalent of 529 years of incident-free operation. Sixty-three vessels had five or more years, and 10 vessels boasted 10 to 21 years without a lost-time injury.

"Foss takes safety very seriously," said Paul Stevens, Foss president and CEO. "The safety of our people and the environment are always our top concerns, and this is evident in all of our operations. We're proud of our safety programs, intensive trainings, resources and operations. We believe that every person has the right to return home safely at night, and we do all that we can to make sure that happens."

By Professional Mariner Staff