Pacific Maritime Magazine, March 2013 Edition

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 MARCH         2013

Pacific         Maritime Magazine


March 2013 Issue

A Vessel Defined


By Marilyn         Raia


Everyone in the         maritime industry knows what a vessel is. Or, maybe not. Recently, the         United States Supreme Court provided some guidance on what is a vessel         and what is not a vessel.

The Statutory         Definition of “Vessel”
Federal statutory law defines a “vessel” to be “every         description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or         capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.” The         definition of vessel is important in various contexts. For example, the         federal lighting requirements apply only to vessels. Further, the         rights of an injured maritime worker may depend on whether the injury         occurred on a vessel. Moreover, as the recent Supreme Court case         illustrates, only a vessel may be the subject of a maritime lien…. (Read Full Article)

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Tacoma Port Has Second Fatal Accident This Month

by Mark Edward Nero
For the second time this month, the Port of Tacoma was temporarily           shut down March 25 after a longshore worker died on the job…..(Read Full Article)



Grain Terminal           Labor Talks Again Break Down

by Mark Edward Nero


After           just one day of resumed talks, contract negotiations between the           Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers’ Association and the International           Longshore and Warehouse Union Locals 4, 8, 19, 21 and 23 have           apparently broken down – again….(Read Full Article)


Seattle’s           Yoshitani Elected AAPA Chair

by Mark Edward Nero


Port           of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani was named chairman-elect of the American           Association of Port Authorities during the group’s board of directors           meeting last week in Washington, DC. He assumes the role of chairman           at this fall’s AAPA convention in Orlando….(Read Full Article)





LA, Long Beach           Ports Seek Clean Air Award Nominees

by Mark Edward Nero


Nominations           are now open for the sixth annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air           Action Plan (CAAP) Air Quality Awards, where the ports of Los Angeles           and Long Beach recognize the air pollution-fighting efforts of           port-related businesses in the area…(Read Full Article)