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Garth Foss helps guard Strait of Juan de Fuca -PDN

11/7 Peninsula Daily NewsDAVID G. SELLARS

GARTH FOSS, THE green and white tug that is as common a sight in the Strait of Juan de Fuca as the pilot boats, oil tankers and cargo ships, is one of the most powerful tugs in the world. Known within the industry as an enhanced tractor tug, she was designed and built to be primarily responsible for providing escort and vessel assist services to oil tankers as they transit Puget Sound. She is 155 feet long and has a 46-foot beam.

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