Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, August 9, 2013

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  • on August 9, 2013
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M/V Hawaii: Teaching Old Tugs a New Trick


By Chris Philips 


In late June, a new 120-foot by 35-foot ocean-going tugboat was christened by June Nakachi, the new vessel’s sponsor, at the JT Marine Shipyard in Vancouver, Washington. The M/V Hawaii was built as the first of two vessels in a venture by newly-formed Hyak Maritime LLC. Hyak co-owners Gordon Smith and Robert Dorn hope to build a series of these vessels to replace an aged fleet of US line-haul coastal and ocean tugs, most of which are nearly 40 years old. Hyak’s second tug, the M/V Washington, will be delivered by the end of the year……. (Read Full Article)


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ILWU Sues Port of Portland Over Public Records

by Mark Edward Nero

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union revealed on August 7 that it has filed a lawsuit against the Port of Portland, alleging numerous ongoing violations of the Oregon Public Records Act…(Read Full Article)



Port of Seattle Approves Viaduct Replacement Funding

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle Commission on August 6 approved spending almost $268 million in tax funding on the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, a two-mile, four lane tunnel being constructed in Seattle…(Read Full Article)



Tacoma, Prince Rupert Ports Rank High in Quality Awards

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Tacoma ranked highest among West Coast ports in the 30thannual Quest for Quality awards, when it came to ease of doing business while the Prince Rupert Port Authority won first in overall value. …(Read Full Article)



Panama Canal Expansion Reaches New Milestone

by Mark Edward Nero


The Panama Canal Expansion project is now more than 60 percent complete, according to the latest progress report from the government agency in charge of managing and overseeing the project…(Read Full Article)