Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for August 18, 2017

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
In 1994, the US Coast Guard stopped training its cadets in Morse code and changed the name of the rating from “radioman” to “information systems technician.”

In 2010 the Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, Virginia coordinated the shutdown of the North American Long Range Navigation-C signal.

The reason for both of these actions was the advent of modern technology. While some may disagree with the decision, one can be sure that modern technology has taken the place of the older systems…. 

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Story1Oakland Cold Ironing
By Karen Robes Meeks
In an effort to lower ship-generated pollution, the Port of Oakland is moving forward with a new $230,000 high-voltage cable system that will allow more ships to link to shore power…(Read full article)
Story2Cleaner Harbor Craft
By Karen Robes Meeks
The nation’s two busiest seaports are looking to test new technologies that could make the engines of existing tugboats, barges and other harbor craft cleaner…(Read full article)
Story3Cleanest Marina
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Charleston Marina earned perfect marks on its latest Clean Marina Inspection, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay announced earlier this month. The marina received a 44 out of 44 on the inspection. .. 
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Story4New Finance Director at Long Beach
By Karen Robes Meeks

A familiar face is returning to the Port of Long Beach’s Finance and Administration Bureau… 
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