Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for November 29, 2016


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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

In this space in January of 2014 we made our readers aware of the State of Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) plan to petition the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a no-discharge zone in Puget Sound, which would prohibit the use of USCG-approved types 1 and 2 marine sanitation devices. The actual, stated reasons given by the State Department of Ecology (DOE) amount to the following:

Other states have NDZs.

It is technically feasible.

It feels right.

The DOE further explained that the US Coast Guard can’t be trusted to adequately perform vessel sewage regulation and enforcement….


Tuesday, November 29, 2016


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Story1NTSB: Improper Fuel Line Fitting Caused Ship Fire Near Seattle

By Mark Edward Nero

A fire that occurred aboard a containership not long after it left the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46 last December was likely caused by an improperly installed fitting on a fuel line, according to a new report by the National Transportation Safety Board…(Read full article)

Story2Marcon Brokers Sale of Crowley Icebreaker

By Mark Edward Nero

Coupeville, Washington-based vessel broker Marcon International is reporting the sale of the 205-foot by 90-foot by 15-foot-deep former ice-strengthened, icebreaker/cargo barge Arctic Endeavor from Crowley Marine Services of Seattle to Alaska-based mining company Tagiuk LLC…(Read full article)

Story3BC Ferries’ 1st LNG Vessel on its Way from Poland

By Mark Edward Nero

BC Ferries’ Salish Orca, the first of three new Salish-class vessels, is on its way to British Columbia. The vessel departed Gdansk, Poland on Nov. 22 for a 10,440-nautical mile journey that is expected to take 45 to 55 days, depending on weather… (Read full article)

Story4NASSCO Shipyard President Retiring; Successor Named

By Mark Edward Nero

Frederick J. Harris, president of both General Dynamics’ NASSCO and Bath Iron Works shipyards, is to retire at the end of 2016. And as a result, new heads of both companies have been named… (Read full article)

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