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Units respond to hazardous material spill at Foss

May 26th, 2011 by Thea

Regular tipster Silver has just informed us that multiple emergency units are responding to a hazardous material spill at Foss, located at 660 W Ewing Street. According to the police scanner, a container of hazardous material is smoking. Units are working to contain it now. There is no more information at this time, but we’ll update this story as soon as we know more.

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Queen Anne shipyard awarded stimulus money

August 17th, 2009 by Thea

Foss Maritime Company, located on the North Queen Anne ship canal will receive over $600,000 from the federal government as part of the Assistance to Small Shipyards program.

Last month the U.S. Maritime Administration announced that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be awarded to 67 shipyards around the country, totally in $98 million in grant money for improvements to company training programs, as well as shipyard equipment and infrastructure. According to the Maritime Administration, over 500 applications were received totally in over $1.25 billion in requests.

Foss is one of four Seattle-area shipyards that has been awarded stimulus money. According to the announcement, which outlines the amount awarded to each shipyard as well as the purpose it was allocated for, Foss will receive $621,761 for lifts, forklifts, brake press, bridge crane, welding machines, and hydraulic dollies. reported yesterday that other local shipyards that will be receiving funds include Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., located across the ship canal from Foss, which has been awarded $1,138,602 for crane, aluminum plate processing, and training. Other shipyards on the list: Lake Union Drydock Co. ($184,217 for IT upgrades, and a steel-plate roller) and Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation Inc. ($1,945,981 for their training program).

According to the Maritime Administration, a formal announcement with details of the awards will be posted on the website tomorrow, August 18.

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