Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for December 2, 2016




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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

In this space in January of 2014 we made our readers aware of the State of Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) plan to petition the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a no-discharge zone in Puget Sound, which would prohibit the use of USCG-approved types 1 and 2 marine sanitation devices. The actual, stated reasons given by the State Department of Ecology (DOE) amount to the following:

Other states have NDZs.

It is technically feasible.

It feels right.

The DOE further explained that the US Coast Guard can’t be trusted to adequately perform vessel sewage regulation and enforcement….



Friday, December 2, 2016


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Story1Seaport Alliance Sees Strongest Container Volumes in 4 Years

By Mark Edward Nero

Full load import and export volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance in October were the strongest for the month since 2012, according to newly released data…(Read full article)

Story2MarAd to Live Stream High-Power Battery Workshop

By Mark Edward Nero

The Maritime Administration, in cooperation with the American Bureau of Shipping, and the American Society for Testing and Materials, will live stream a Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 workshop on the use of high-power batteries in maritime transportation, and the deadline for registration is fast approaching…(Read full article)

Story3POSF, National Park Service Ink 30-Year Use Agreement

By Mark Edward Nero

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Nov. 29 unanimously endorsed an agreement between the Port of San Francisco and the National Park Service for a 30-year use contract, with two 10-year options for renewal to continue ferry operation to Alcatraz Island from Pier 31 1/2… (Read full article)

Story4Seaport Alliance Welcomes Largest Single-Deck Log Ship

By Mark Edward Nero

The Olive Bay, reputed to be the world’s largest single-deck bulk/log carrier, arrived at the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s West Hylebos log terminal in Tacoma recently, its first call taking place on Nov. 22… (Read full article)

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