Company Overview

The Saltchuk Marine family, with the tugboat as the center of our services, is steeped in a rich and storied history of innovation and service. With a keen use of technology, Saltchuk Marine companies: Foss Maritime, Young Brothers, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, AmNav and Starlight continue to lead the industry in harbor services and marine transportation solutions, with safety and the environment leading our principles.

“Great People, Great Service”

Since 1976, AMNAV Maritime, LLC has been the leading provider of marine and harbor services in the San Francisco Bay area. Established on the “best value” service solution, AMNAV has expanded operations to Los Angeles/Long Beach, and continues to be a leader in ship-assist, tanker and barge escorts, marine construction support, salvage, emergency response, military operations, shipyard vessel assist, logistics for oversized equipment, and vessel and barge towing services.

Our Team

At AMNAV, we consider our employees to be our single greatest strength as well as our most important asset. We are proud to be in the company of individuals who are highly trained, seasoned, dedicated, and entrepreneurial. We channel all of our “human resources” to maximize our capabilities to exceed service expectations.

We strive for a work environment that emphasizes respect for the individual, teamwork, accountability, and open communication. Operating personnel are selected based on education, training, license, and experience specific to the range of services provided. They are assigned predicated on demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in vessel equipment, operating policies and procedures, customer requirements and regulatory applications. Personnel are continuously trained through onboard, peer-based instruction as well as scheduled safety meetings and drills. Additionally, the company supports regulatory compliance certifications, endorsements, and refresher training.

Being the “Great People, Great Service” company is what has made AMNAV a recognized leader in marine services for nearly thirty years. We continue to stand on the foundation of excellence, reliability, and safety to provide the best service at the “best value.” Moreover, we remain flexible and agile to create customized service solutions, leveraging assets and resources to meet the needs and requirements of the next generation of customers.

Our innovative and well-maintained fleet is always there to meet our customer’s diverse needs, while adhering to the highest safety standards in the industry. Quality equipment and highly skilled people are the key components to providing our best service at the “best value.”


Our values are key to our success and unite our operations under the same mission:

  • Safety so that every one of our employees returns home to their families each night.
  • Reliability because our companies provide essential services to some of the most remote communities in the country.
  • Commitment which encompasses our promise to make a difference and contribute to the long-term success of our people and the communities and environments in which we work.


As part of a family of industry-leading companies, you’ll have some unique advantages.

  • Safety: You’ll know the equipment is well maintained and there is a shared commitment to safety.
  • Diversity: Each Saltchuk company is an equal opportunity employer and honors the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Growth: Our companies are all poised for growth, and it takes people to make that happen.
  • Security: Our focus is long-term. We want each of our companies to be the kind of place where generations can enjoy rewarding careers.
  • Culture: Saltchuk is a family business that values treating one another fairly and well. We take pride in our work and challenge each other to be forward-thinking and ethical in all we do.
Company Summary
AmNav Maritime Corporation
Number of Employees
(206) 281-4713
450 Alaskan Way South
Seattle, WA