Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for May 16, 2017

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Inter-Service Cooperation 
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
Earlier this year, when President Trump announced the addition of $54 billion in added Defense Department spending for the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard was notable in its absence. Meanwhile, many, including Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan, were rightfully concerned that cuts in the Department of Homeland Security would strip the Coast Guard of much needed operating capital.
In late March, however, the Homeland Security Department confirmed that the White House’s budget amendment for fiscal 2017 and budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would sustain current funding levels for the Coast Guard, allowing for the continuation of day-to-day operations, acquisitions, construction and improvements.

Among those improvements are much-needed new vessels, one of which was recently…

 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Story1Pasha Hawaii Selects Builder for New Containerships
By Mark Edward Nero
On May 11, 2017, Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii announced the selection of Texas-based Keppel AmFELS, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, for the construction of two new liquefied natural gas-fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels…(Read full article)
Story22,900 Gallons of Oily Water Removed
from Oregon Barge
By Mark Edward Nero
The US Coast Guard oversaw the removal of nearly 3,000 gallons of oily water from the bilges of a 1940s-era crane barge during a response last weekend at a site on the banks of the Columbia River near Goble, the USCG revealed May 15…(Read full article)
Story3Port of Oakland Seeing More Cargo,
But Fewer Ships
By Mark Edward Nero

A shipping industry trend toward bigger, more efficient container vessels is paying off at the Port of Oakland. .. 
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Story4Free Boat Tours Offered at POLA this Weekend
By Mark Edward Nero

Cruise popularity is on the rise amongst consumers, and there is a surge of interest in cruise travel, according to the results of a new study released May 4 by the Cruise Lines International Association… 
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