Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for January 8, 2016



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  Westar Marine Services

By By Kathy A. Smith 

Strong family values, long-term employees and an old-fashioned work ethic have been the backbone of Westar Marine Services for the past 40 years. Buzz Heffron who founded the company in 1976 and passed away in 1985, left a lasting legacy that continues today with his daughter Wendy Heffron-Morrow at the helm as Vice-President and Secretary alongside President and CFO Mary McMillan.

The company started with just one tug offering marine towing services in San Francisco Bay, and today Westar boasts 17 ocean-going, escort, pushboats and harbor tugs, six twin-screw steel and aluminum water taxis and 18 flat deck barges….MORE

Friday, January 8, 2016


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Story1Port of Longview CEO Fired

By Mark Edward Nero

Geir-Eilif Kalhagen has been terminated without cause from his position as Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Longview, the port announced during its Jan. 5 Board of Commissioners meeting.  (Read full article)

Story2USCG Detains Bulk Carrier in Seattle

By Mark Edward Nero

US Coast Guard personnel detained the bulk carrier shipLowlands Kamsar in Seattle on Jan. 4 after an exam detected several significant violations. The crew of the ship was conducting cargo operations at the time of the examination.(Read full article)

Story3Oakland Terminal Reopens After Upgrade

By Mark Edward Nero

A Port of Oakland marine terminal has reopened following two months of modernization to improve cargo handling and this week is scheduled to receive its first container ship since early December. (Read full article)

Story4New Vancouver Shipyards VP Announced

By Mark Edward Nero

British Columbia-based transportation company Seaspan Marine said Jan. 4 that Ian Brennan has joined its subsidiary Vancouver Shipyards as Vice President, Supply Chain Management and Contracts. (Read full article)

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