Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for October 27, 2017

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Hamlet is Next 
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
The “infinite monkey” theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will eventually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare. Before that, no doubt, he will produce an opinion piece calling for the repeal of the Jones Act.

That monkey will be in good company. The editorial boards of such imposing publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today have produced missives on the devastating effect the merchant Marine Act of 1920 will have on the hurricane-stricken island of Puerto Rico.

To hear these experts tell it, fully 70 percent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma would not have happened if a tramp freighter from the Maldives had been allowed to carry much needed supplies to the Port of San Juan from the port of Jacksonville.

Nelson A. Denis of the New York Times claims that the lack of German U-boats off the coast of Puerto Rico is proof enough that the Act has “outlived its original intent”… 

Friday, October 27, 2017
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Story1Long Beach Explores More Asian Business
By Karen Robes Meeks
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum recently returned from a trip to South Korea and Japan to develop business opportunities for the Port of Long Beach…(Read full article)
Story2Boat Still Aground Off Hawaii
By Karen Robes Meeks
U.S Coast Guard responders will re-evaluate plans to remove the grounded 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise off Waikiki after unsuccessful removal attempts to tow it away from a coral reef Friday…(Read full article)
Story3Port of Everett Mixed Use
By Karen Robes Meeks

Everett officials earlier this month broke ground on a project that will reconnect the Grand Avenue bluff to Puget Sound with a pedestrian footbridge… 
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Story4Hueneme Teams to Ship Missionary Supplies
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Hueneme recently teamed up with ENCOUNTER Bible Fellowship Church of Ventura, Del Monte Fresh Produce, ILWU, Ports America, and LAMA to ship two containers full of donated goods… 
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