Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, April 2, 2014

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  • on April 2, 2014
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By Chris Philps,

Managing Editor


At press time, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, operating on a Boeing 777-200, had been missing for 12 days after leaving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia bound for Beijing, China. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers, and of course our thoughts and prayers go out to those on the flight and their relatives and loved ones.

Speculation as to the whereabouts of the plane and its passengers has run the gamut from the simple to the absurd, and we don’t presume to know any more than anyone else about the fate of flight 370. We do, however, know the location of the 333-meter by 38-meter MSC Fantasia. At press time the Panama-flagged vessel had left her last port of call, Heraklion, Greece, and was underway at 11.7 knots on her way to Haifa, Israel, after a presumably pleasant cruise through the Mediterranean, Aegean and Ionian Seas. ….. (More) 


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POLB Board President Slams Head of PMSA

by Mark Edward Nero

Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Doug Drummond on March 31 criticized Pacific Merchant Shipping Association President John McLaurin, saying that McLaurin was spreading misinformation about the port….(Read Full Article) 



Seattle Port Keeping, Revising Fuel Incentive Program

by Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle said March 31 that it will continue and modify a program that provides incentives to ocean carriers and cruise lines to burn low sulfur fuel while moored in Seattles harbor…(Read Full Article) 




Seattle Port to Hold Truck Replacement Meeting

by Mark Edward Nero


The Port of Seattle says it will conduct a meeting with drayage truckers regarding the port’s new Truck Scrapping & Replacement Program, known as ScRAPS 2, later this month….(Read Full Article)


Foss Gets New Engineering Director

by Mark Edward Nero


Foss Maritime has promoted Michael Minnig from the position of senior naval architect to the job of Director of Engineering, the company said March 27….(Read Full Article)