Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online for November 11, 2014

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  • on November 11, 2014

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor


Late last month a container ship in transit from Everett, Washington to the far eastern Russian port of Provideniya lost power due to a broken oil heater and went adrift off the coast of Haida Gwaii, or the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia.


A Canadian Coast Guard mid-shore patrol vessel, the 162-foot, 4,800-HP Gordon Reid arrived at the scene to tow the ship, but could not keep a towline attached in strong winds and 15- to 20-foot waves and the ship again went adrift. TheBarbara Foss was eventually contracted to tow the stricken vessel to the Port of Prince Rupert, about 90 nautical miles.



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Seaspan Completes Shipyard Modernization

by Mark Edward Nero

Seaspan-owned Vancouver Shipyards on Nov. 6 officially celebrated the completion of a two-year, $170 million shipyard modernization project…(Read Full Article)



USCG Detains Bulk Carrier in Longview

by Mark Edward Nero

The US Coast Guard on Nov. 7 detained 600-foot motor vesselIkan Sudip in Longview, Washington and is requiring the ship to remain moored until significant safety violations are corrected by the crew…(Read Full Article)



Maersk Line Settles Federal Fraud Allegations

by Mark Edward Nero

Maersk Line Ltd., a US-based subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, has paid the United States government $8.7 million to settle a civil settlement regarding Maersk’s failure to fully comply with terms of a contract with the United States Transportation Command, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, said Nov. 5….(Read Full Article)



NASSCO President Receives Service Award

by Mark Edward Nero

Frederick J. Harris, president of San Diego-based General Dynamics NASSCO was one of three men recently recognized with the United Seamen’s Service 2014 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards in New York City on Nov. 7…(Read Full Article)


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