Pacific Maritime Magazine Online, July 2, 2013

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  • on July 2, 2013
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Sea Powerless


By Chris Philips


“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Teddy Roosevelt uttered the famous phrase in a speech in 1901, and for better or worse, the “Big Stick” theory dominated his foreign policy, and colored the foreign policy of the US going forward. John F. Kennedy used the phrase in 1960 in describing his governing style of being liberal at home and careful abroad. The former naval officer demonstrated the practice during the Cuban Missile Crisis, when he used the US Navy to establish a blockade of Cuba, keeping the Soviets from establishing ballistic nuclear missiles on the island. Ronald Reagan also subscribed to the big stick theory, which is credited with having helped the US win the Cold War. During their presidencies, both Kennedy and Reagan gave rousing speeches at Berlin’s Brandenburg gate, pledging America’s might to help defeat the forces of communism. ….. (Read Full Article)

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Port of Pasco Picks New Executive Director

by Mark Edward Nero

Port of Pasco Director of Planning and Engineering Randy Hayden has been chosen to become the port’s new executive director, and will take over for current director Jim Toomey, who is retiring at the end of 2013…(Read Full Article)


Litigation Fear Led to Port Angeles Rehiring, Commissioner Says

by Mark Edward Nero

It was the fear of a lawsuit being filed that led the Port of Port Angeles Commission to rehire Executive Director Jeff Robb to a different job at the same pay after he resigned June 24, according to one port commissioner…(Read Full Article)


Camas-Washougal Port Awards Marina Contract

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Camas-Washougal has awarded a contract for a reconstruction and maintenance project at the port’s 350-slip marina in Washougal to an Oregon-based company, Legacy Contracting…(Read Full Article)



Shipping Industry Confidence Rising, Study Says

by Mark Edward Nero


Overall confidence in the shipping industry rose to its highest level in two and a half years during the three months that ended May 2013, according to a new survey by shipping adviser Moore Stephens…(Read Full Article)