Foss Maritime

Eighty Four Foss Maritime Vessels Honored for Environmental Excellence

With a combined 840 years without an environmental incident, 84 Foss Maritime and subsidiary companies' tugs and tank barges have been recognized by a major maritime organization for their environmental safety records.

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) announced the 2014 Environmental Achievement Awards honoring the Seattle, WA. company's work on Nov. 13, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Foss and its sister companies have seen an average of 10 years without an environmental incident, with 12 vessels achieving 20-plus years of environmental excellence, including the Stellar Wind and the Arthur Foss.

"At Foss, environmental stewardship is built into our culture," says Paul Stevens, president and CEO. "Plus, our customers demand it. So, having 84 vessels recognized for environmental merit really underscores the importance of this commitment."

The awards are open to all owners and operators of vessels that operate on oceans or inland waterways.

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WHIN responds to SPD community meeting

On Nov. 18 over 150 North Seattle residents flooded a small room at the Loyal Height Community Center to ask about the latest rise in crime in North Seattle.

The meeting was called by Whittier Heights Involved Neighbors (WHIN) to address concerns for Seattle Police Department short staffing, chronic property crime and long wait times.

Seven representatives from the SPD North Precinct attending the meeting along with representatives from City Council, including our Council President, Tim Burgess. City Attorney Liaison Brendan Brophy was also there to answer questions.

Members of the SPD included Community Police Team members Mike Cruzan and Sgt. Dianne Newsom, Crime Prevention Coordinator Elizabeth Scott, 911 Communications Section Operations officer Lt. George Bray and Sgt. James Arata.

The tone of the meeting was urgent, and space was scare priming many attendees to ask their questions.

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CenturyLink and Cupcake Royale Team Up to Celebrate Ballard

On Friday, December 5, 2014, from 3-6pm CenturyLink is teaming up with Cupcake Royale to celebrate Ballard becoming the first CenturyLink Fiber Lit Community and we want to thank Ballard residents in the sweetest way possible: by giving away 1,000 cupcakes!

CenturyLink’s 1 Gig service is one of the most advanced Internet technologies today and Ballard residents now have access to a service 100-times faster than most broadband currently available. Ballard residents now have enough speed to surf, stream video, play games, and watch HD movies all at the same time—without slowing down.

Visit the Ballard Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St.) between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Friday, December 5, 2014 to claim your free cupcake and talk to a CenturyLink representative. For updates on the event, follow @CenturyLinkSea or use the hashtag #1GigSeattle.

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