December 14, 2021

Holiday Helpers at SeaTac Marine Services

It's been a big couple weeks here at SeaTac Marine Services and it's all for the kids! This last weekend SeaTac Marine hosted the Holiday Stocking for Homeless Children organization at our facility. Volunteers stuffed over 4,500 stocking for kids in Western Washington who otherwise wouldn’t have a stocking to open on Christmas morning. Founded in 1996 by a collection of retired and active-duty Coast Guard personnel and their families, the Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children is an all-volunteer organization in which 97% of donations go directly to the children. In 2021, 4,355 of the stockings went to various shelters and 700 went to street youth. If you would like to help or make a donation, please visit their website at

SeaTac Marine Services also hosted Cub Scout Pack 144 (the oldest pack in Seattle) this December for their annual packing night. Every year cubs from NE Seattle sell coffee, nuts and chocolate to friends, family, and neighbors to raise money for their pack activities. Some of these activities include camping, rope courses, swimming, and other outdoor and group endeavors. It's a super fun way to help kids develop independence, friendship, and outdoor skills. Check out your local Cub Scout pack today!


March 9, 2021

Protecting Cargo with a Breakwater

When we acquried the Seatac Atlas, the only thing missing was a breakwater. A breakwater is a large "wall" built with sheet steel that is secured to the bow of the barge to protect the cargo from the elements as its towed along. In our case, when the barge is full and being towed in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Inside Passage and up to Anchorage, this breakwater will help keep saltwater and weather from damaging the cargo. With the help of Stabbert Marine and Industrial, we were able to install the component in early March. Using our heavy lift forks, we were able to move it from our fabrication warehouse to the barge safely and without incident. Here is a fun video of the process. Thanks to Eric for assisting with the video!