Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 5, 2016

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  The Move to LNG: Gaining Momentum for All Ship Types

By By Jim Shaw 
The use of LNG as a marine fuel has grown rapidly over the past decade and shows no sign of slackening, with a large number of vessel types now either built to operate on LNG, under construction or in the design stage. Several of these are LNG bunkering tankers as use of the fuel begins to build in volume.

The world’s first LNG bunkering vessel was a modified water tanker, built for operation in the Baltic, but a number of purpose-built tankers are now under construction, including several in North America …
Friday, February 5, 2016
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Story1Oakland Terminal Operator Files Chapter 11
By Mark Edward Nero
Port of Oakland terminal operator Outer Harbor LLC, which until early January was known as Ports America Outer Harbor, said Feb. 1 that it is filing for bankruptcy. (Read full article)
Story2Ex Port of LA Police Chief Pleads Guilty
By Mark Edward Nero
Former Port of Los Angeles Police Chief Ronald Boyd faces up to 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Feb. 3 to charges of tax evasion and lying to FBI agents who were conducting a bribery investigation….(Read full article)
Story3Jensen Maritime Designing Escort Tugs
By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company Jensen Maritime has been chosen to provide detailed design services for two, 100-foot long, 40-foot wide, escort tugs for McAllister Towing. 
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Story4Crowley Celebrates Safety Milestone
By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s tanker escort and docking services group in Valdez, Alaska is celebrating more than seven million man hours and more than six years since logging its last Lost Time Injury (LTI), the company said Feb. 3. 
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