Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for August 5, 2016


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Feeling Flushed

In January, 2014 in this space, we discussed the state’s interest in the levels of fecal coliform bacteria in Puget Sound, and the claim by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) that commercial vessel traffic is a large contributor to the perceived problem. We say “perceived” problem because Ecology doesn’t actually have any data to back up the claim that there is actually a problem.

Now Ecology has petitioned the EPA to make all of Puget Sound a “no discharge” zone (NDZ)….MORE

Friday, August 5, 2016

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Story1NASSCO Lays Keel for USNS Vessel

By Mark Edward Nero

On Aug. 2, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the US Navy’s second Expeditionary Sea Base under construction at the company’s San Diego shipyard…(Read full article)

Story2BNSF Appeals POLA Railyard Ruling

By Mark Edward Nero

BNSF Railway said Aug. 2 that it would appeal a final ruling by a Superior Court judge stating that the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles must complete deeper analysis of possible environmental impacts before proceeding with a $500 million railyard project…(Read full article)
GreenShips Summit

Story3Delivery of 3 LNG-Powered Ferries Delayed
By Mark Edward Nero

The Salish Orca, a new intermediate-class vessel being built for BC Ferries, won’t be delivered at the end of August, but rather by the end of 2016, the British Columbia ferry operator says… (Read full article)

Story4Plan to Deepen Seattle Harbor Up for Comment
By Mark Edward Nero

The US Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a newly released plan to deepen the Seattle Harbor in order for it to handle ultra-large containerships… (Read full article)

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