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Foss Charters the Earl W Redd from Tug Construction, LLC

Foss Charters the Earl W Redd from Tug Construction, LLC

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December 3, 2022

Foss Maritime and Tug Construction, LLC are pleased to announce  an agreement for Foss to bareboat charter the Earl W Redd from Tug Construction. The Earl W Redd will  sail from Portland, Oregon to Massachusetts later this month to begin work on Foss ‘s offshore wind  projects. “Foss is proud to be involved in the creation of the first large-scale offshore wind installation in  the US. The Earl W Redd is a great addition to the Foss fleet and will allow our skilled mariners to safely  accomplish complex projects. This investment along with the ongoing development of our Offshore  Wind terminal in New Bedford further expands our presence in Massachusetts and will allows us to  continue the expansion of our services to the emerging offshore wind market in the Northeast,” said  Joel Whitman, President of Business Development Foss Offshore Wind. 

Tug Construction contracted Diversified Marine, Inc to build the Earl W Redd in 2017. The tug ushered in  the Tier IV era as the first-Tier IV workboat in the US. Main equipment consists of Caterpillar 3516E main  engines (5,350 HP), Rolls Royce US255 FP Drives, Markey DEPC-48 Bow winch and a Markey TESD-34  Double Drum Tow winch. After delivery, the Earl was chartered to Harley Marine, then to Foss and  Saltchuk Marine’s Cook Inlet Tug & Barge before being returned in May of 2021. “The Earl W Redd is an  extremely capable and versatile vessel. Our crew has experience with the boat, and we are excited to  have it back in the fleet. When we started planning for this project, the Earl checked all the boxes we  were looking for. Tug Construction was our first call, and we are happy to announce this charter,” said  Chris Mack, Chief Operating Officer for Foss Maritime. 

“We are excited to continue the partnership with Foss and look forward to seeing the Earl W Redd at  work in offshore wind. It is an excellent boat for this project. Diversified Marine built a great boat with  no expenses spared on equipment. We look forward to continuing to support Foss with their vessel  needs and hope to build more wind boats soon.” Said Frank Manning, Director of Business Development  at Tug Construction. Foss Maritime and Tug Construction have a history of working together. In 2019,  Foss Maritime acquired the Michelle Sloan, Lela Franco, Dr. Hank Kaplan and Rich Padden from Tug  Construction. All four boats were built by Diversified Marine, Inc for Tug Construction. 


Foss Offshore Wind brings the reputation for safety, expertise and quality which Foss has brought to  customers around the globe for well over a century to the rapidly expanding US offshore wind market.  Operating from its terminal facilities in New Bedford, Massachusetts Foss Offshore Wind offers a full  range of market leading marine transportation, laydown, construction support, vessel supply and  windfarm operations and maintenance services. 


Founded in 1889 Seattle based Foss Maritime offers a complete range of maritime services and project  management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America, and around the globe. Foss  has one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the American West Coast. The company has harbor  services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports, including the Columbia and 


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