Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, May 14, 2013

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  • on May 14, 2013
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Fidley Watch: Vado a Bordo


By Chris Philips, Managing Editor, PMM


Get on board. These are the words Francesco Schettino heard as he stood on the jetty in the small town of Giglio and watched as his ship sank 500 yards away.


Last month an Italian Court began considering whether Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, will face trial for the 2012 disaster grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people. Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship before all the 4,200 passengers and crew had been evacuated. At least 30 passengers died – two are missing and presumed dead.


Schettino ordered the ship taken off course to bring it closer to the island of Giglio as a favor to friends, but hit a reef off the island, leaving a 230-foot gash in the hull and causing the liner to capsize…. (Read Full Article)

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Another Longshore Worker Injured
at Tacoma Port

by Mark Edward Nero

For the fourth time in three months, a longshore worker has been injured in an accident at the Port of Tacoma. The latest incident occurred May 12 while the longshoreman was working…(Read Full Article)

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Long Beach Receives Best Seaport Award

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Long Beach received the award for best North American seaport at the 2013 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards on May 9 in Beijing. The award recognizes….(Read Full Article)

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Ports America Awarded LA Cruise
Terminal Contract

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Los Angeles has awarded Ports America the contract to provide operation, management and maintenance of the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Terminal at Berth 90-43, known as the World Cruise Center…(Read Full Article)



Public Hearing on Grain Export Facility Set

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Long Beach is conducting a public hearing June 5 at City Hall regarding a proposed grain export facility at Pier T on Terminal Island. The port has released…(Read Full Article)