Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, Tuesday, December 17

  • by BPC Staff
  • on December 18, 2013
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December 2013 Issue 



Dving and Salvage


By Michael Moore


From well-capitalized international salvage companies to high technology, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and special software packages, diving and salvage along the West Coast and worldwide is evolving rapidly.

The West Coast diving and salvage business has changed a lot since Mick Leitz was in charge of salvaging the Exxon Valdez. Mick is still in business with Portland’s Fred Devine Diving and Salvage Company – and still uses Fred Devine’s designed and built for salvage flagship, the M/V Salvage Chief with its 400-ton line pull… (More) 


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Oregon Gov. Awards Disputed Jobs to ILWU

by Mark Edward Nero

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Dec. 12 announced that a two-year dispute over specific work at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 has been resolved. The job of plugging in and unplugging refrigerated ships at the terminal is being assigned to International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers…(Read Full Article)





Container Volumes Climb at LA, Long Beach Ports

by Mark Edward Nero

Overall container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were up 17.3 percent last month compared to November 2012, while Port of Long Beach volumes increased a relatively modest 2.5 percent during the same period, according to newly released data….(Read Full Article)


Jensen Maritime Upgrades Portland Fireboats

by Mark Edward Nero


Jensen Maritime, the Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering division of Crowley Maritime, has completed concept designs and performance specifications for two new fireboats expected to join the City of Portland’s fire and rescue fleet in the first half of 2014…(Read Full Article)



Pacific Northwest Ports Set Emissions Reduction Goals

by Mark Edward Nero


The ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver, Canada have approved a clean air strategy in which they aim to cut diesel emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo moved by 2015 and 80 percent by 2020…(Read Full Article)