Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Foss Vessels Receive Safety Award

By Mark Edward Nero

The Chamber of Shipping of America, a Washington, DC-based organization representing 31 US-based companies engaged in domestic and international trade, has recognized 75 Foss Maritime vessels with the 2014 Jones F. Devlin award for outstanding safety records.

The vessels were recognized at the CSA Annual Safety Awards Luncheon in New Orleans on May 28.

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

Altogether, the Foss vessels achieved the equivalent of 529 years of incident-free operation. Sixty-three vessels had five or more years, and ten vessels boasted 10 to 21 years without a lost-time injury.
Foss takes safety very seriously, Foss president and CEO Paul Stevens said. Were 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.