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Photographer:John Kohnen [View profile]Title:Lindsey FossAdded:Jul 20, 2005
Photo Category: Tugs
One of Foss Maritime's most powerful tugs, seen loafing along in Rosario Strait, between Lummi Island and Orcas Island in Washington's San Juan Islands. IMO 9070254, ON 997794. Built in 1994 by Equitable Shipyards Inc. at New Orleans, Louisiana. She has two big EMD 16-710-G7A V-16s -- a total of 8,000 hp. -- driving twin Voith-Schneider cycloidal drive units. (July 9, 2005)
Vessel Identification
Name:Lindsey Foss
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:997 tons
Summer DWT:350 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Seattle Wa
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1993
AIS Information
Last known position:
48°7’33.74” N, 123°25’58.28” W
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 302° (290°)
Arrival:1st Mar 2017
01:30:08 UTC
Last update:
10 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 March 1st, 01:30:08 UTCBellingham
2017 February 24th, 15:15:00 UTCAnacortes
2017 February 22nd, 06:45:05 UTCBellingham
2017 February 21st, 19:45:52 UTCFerndale
2017 February 20th, 21:45:36 UTCAnacortes
2017 February 12th, 00:00:53 UTCPa
2017 February 11th, 00:00:08 UTCAnac
2017 February 7th, 12:00:10 UTCAnacortes
2017 February 2nd, 07:45:40 UTCAnacortes
2017 January 25th, 16:20:07 UTCFern
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Photo Comments (4)

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Naviguesser on Sep 04, 2009 08:49 (7 years ago)
Yeah most cycloidal drive tractor tugs work off the stern because the drives are generally mounted forward while the skeg is aft. An exception would Crowley Maritime's Response, which was built with the drives aft and the skeg forward. That's a great picture by the way, I actually got to take a ride on it when I was a little kid and it was brand new. The International Tug and Salvage Expo was held in Seattle and the Lindsey was on display there. My parents took me and somehow managed to talk their way onboard and I got to sit up in the pilot house for an assist job.
Lanaud on Jul 20, 2005 16:59 (11 years ago)
Hi Marc. With her twin Voith-Schneider cycloidal drive units, I guess this must not matter much. :-)
Marc Pichť on Jul 20, 2005 16:52 (11 years ago)
Her sleek bow line are very un-American for tug design and there are no fenders forward. Like Lanaud says, she must work only from the stern.
Great shot John.

Lanaud on Jul 20, 2005 11:38 (11 years ago)
Really nice looking tug. With all the rubber on the stern, I imagine she mostly uses her stern to push. Would love to see her operate. Thanks for posting the photo.
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