Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for March 15, 2016


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PMM Shipyard Update

Shipyards along the West Coast are busy this year, where a dip in fuel prices, coupled by tough new EPA emissions regulations, are keeping the yards busy with orders for new tonnage to replace or supplement existing fleets.

Mike Nelson, Vice President of Anacortes, Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), reports the yard has a number of vessels under construction and a major conversion project as well.

The 238-foot R/V Sally Ride is expected to be delivered in April. It’s the second Ocean Class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Vessel (AGOR) being built for The Office of Naval Research (ONR). The Ocean Class research vessels will represent the latest technology and will replace the current AGORs as vessels of global endurance…MORE

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Story1Seattle Grand Jury Indicts Shipping Companies
By Mark Edward Nero

A grand jury in Seattle has indicted two shipping companies and two engineers for alleged crimes related to the illegal discharge of oily wastewater from a Cyprus-flagged cargo ship…(Read full article)

Story2CLIA Appoints New President/CEO
By Mark Edward Nero

On March 14, the Cruise Lines International Association announced that its Global Executive Committee has appointed Cindy D’Aoust as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately…(Read full article)

Story3POLA Has Busiest February in History
By Mark Edward Nero

Just days after the Port of Long Beach reported the busiest February in its history concerning container volumes, the adjoining Port of Los Angeles can now state the same…(Read full article)

Story4Port of Seattle Names COO
By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick has promoted Dave Soike, the port’s Aviation Director of Facilities and Capital Programs, to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, the port revealed March 11… (Read full article)

Story5Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award
The 2016 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award Selection Committee is accepting nominations for this year’s award to be announced at the Seattle Propeller Club’s May Maritime Festival breakfast… (Read full article)

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