Grain Terminal Assist

It was another “day in the life” as the Foss tugs Lynn Marieand Wedell Fossrecently assisted the bulk carrier Panstar into the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 86 grain export facility, operated by Louis Dreyfus Corporation. The ship, which sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands, is 738 feet in length and is listed at 76,629 deadweight tons. After loading a cargo of grain in Seattle, the Panstar was headed to Nagoya, Japan.

Capt. Ed Ehler of the Lynn Marie maneuvers his tug toward the freighter.


Deckhand Rich Nagle gets ready to feed a line up to the ship.

The Wedell Foss prepares to leave the ship, safe in its berth.