Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 9, 2016


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Fidley Watch: Welders Needed

In late December, Seattle’s Vigor Industrial received a notice to proceed from Washington State Ferries for a fourth 144-car Olympic class ferry, with work slated to begin this month.

The ferry is expected to support about 500 jobs at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard and contractors around the region. The budget to build the vessel is $122 million, with delivery scheduled for mid-2018…MORE

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Story1Containership Detained at Port of Tacoma
By Mark Edward Nero

On Feb. 4, US Coast Guard reports officers from Sector Puget Sound discovered significant safety violations during an inspection of the 685-foot Liberian-flagged container shipWestwood Robson at the Husky Terminal in the Port of Tacoma…(Read full article)

Story2Port of NY/NJ Sets Cargo Volume Record
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of New York and New Jersey exceeded its previous record for annual cargo volumes in 2015 by more than 10 percent, the Port Authority revealed Feb. 8…(Read full article)

Story2Vigor Wins $14 Million USNS Overhaul Contract
By Mark Edward Nero

Portland-based Vigor Marine has been awarded a $13.99 million contract for a 45-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of the USNS Amelia Earhart(Read full article)

Story4Rise in Incorrectly Declared Dangerous Goods
By Mark Edward Nero

Global shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said Feb. 8 that it registered considerably more incorrectly declared dangerous goods in 2015 than it did in 2014… (Read full article)

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