Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, February 7, 2014

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  • on February 7, 2014
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February 2014 Issue 



Vessel and Navigational Safety


By Kathy A. Smith 


In association with industry safety regulations, maritime transportation companies are working hard to cultivate company-wide safety cultures. No longer are captains alone responsible for safety on vessels, or safety departments alone responsible for monitoring safety. It’s everyone’s responsibility. 


“There are a number of elements you need to foster safety in your working environment, and communication is essential,” says Jeff Slesinger, Director of Safety and Training for Seattle’s Western Towboat. “There must… (More) 


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Great Northern Corridor Coalition Launched

by Mark Edward Nero

Representatives from seven states throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Midwestern US have formed a collective called the Great Northern Corridor Coalition to promote regional…(Read Full Article) 



Carnival Cruises Sets Monthly Sales Record

by Mark Edward Nero

Carnival Cruise Lines set a one-month reservations record last month, taking bookings for more than 565,000 guests between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2014. The record number of reservations was 17 percent higher …(Read Full Article) 




POLB Won’t Oust Fishing Business, Eateries

by Mark Edward Nero


A plan to add a new fireboat station and security facility at the Port of Long Beach won’t require displacement of a recreational fishing business and two eateries after all, the port announced…(Read Full Article)


BC Ferries Seeking Schedule Refinement Input

by Mark Edward Nero


Victoria, British Columbia-based BC Ferries is asking for public input regarding refinements of its vessel schedule brought on by the provincial government’s release of a summary report regarding…(Read Full Article)