Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for January 15, 2016


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Fidley Watch: Priorities

Earlier this year, Royal Dutch Shell Plc. announced an end to its Arctic operations, after 10 years and $7 billion, citing, in part, “…the challenging, unpredictable federal regulatory environment in offshore Alaska.”

The Shell plan foresaw a long development time (15 years or more) but a payoff of more than 500 million BOE at a minimum. The BOE (Barrel of Oil Equivalent) is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel (42 US gallons) of crude oil.

It’s just as well, really. The US isn’t equipped to operate along its fourth coastline, nor will it be anytime in the next ten years…MORE

Friday, January 15, 2016

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Story1Port of Port Townsend Head Retiring

By Mark Edward Nero

Larry Crockett, who’s been the executive director of the Port of Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Wash. for nearly 17 years, has announced his retirement from the port, effective June 1. (Read full article)

Story2Willard Marine Gets Patrol Boat Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Anaheim-based boat builder Willard Marine has received an order to produce a 33-foot fiberglass harbor patrol boat for the Oceanside Police Department in San Diego County, Calif. based on the classic “Crystaliner” boat design.(Read full article)

Story3Annual Oakland Cargo Volume Down 5 Percent
By Mark Edward Nero

Overall cargo volume – imports, exports and empty containers – decreased 4.9 percent at the Port of Oakland in 2015, the port said Jan. 12, attributing the decline to an 11.5 percent year-over-year drop in containerized exports. (Read full article)

Story42016 Seattle Port Commissioner Officers Named
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle welcomed its newest commissioner, Fred Felleman on Jan. 12 as he took the oath of office along with reelected Commissioner Courtney Gregoire at the latest port commission meeting. The commission officers for 2016 were also announced during the same meeting. (Read full article)

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