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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 23!

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….

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Friday, December 9, 2016

 

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Story1Alameda’s Bay Maritime Buys Svendsen’s Boat Works

By Mark Edward Nero

Alameda, California-based Svendsen’s Boat Works has been acquired by Alameda’s Bay Maritime Corp., the companies announced Dec. 6…(Read full article)

Story2Robert Allan Ltd., Turkish Shipyard Ink Tug Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Vancouver, British Columbia-based naval architect and marine engineering company Robert Allan Ltd. has signed a contract with Uzmar Shipyard of Turkey for a new high performance escort tug project…(Read full article)

Story3Marcon Brokers Sale of 2 McAllister Tugs

By Mark Edward Nero

On Dec. 5, Coupeville, Wash.-based vessel and barge broker Marcon International reported its seventh and eighth tug sales of the year: the deliveries of the 4,300 HP, tugs Colleen McAllisterand Katie G. McAllister to Port City Marine Services of Muskegon, Michigan… (Read full article)

Story4BC Ferries Pilot Project Reduces Vessel Energy Consumption

By Mark Edward Nero

On Dec. 6, BC Ferries released the results of a pilot project that reduced the energy consumption of the passenger vessel Queen of Oak Bay by the equivalent of 30 sailings… (Read full article)


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