Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for February 10, 2017


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Fake News

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

A news story in theWashington Post in mid-December detailed the efforts some scientists are making to ensure that “crucial climate measurements” don’t disappear under a “hostile” Trump administration.

The story went on to describe how these researchers with advanced degrees were holding events to copy data from government servers to private servers in a process they described as “guerilla archiving.” The irony of moving public data to private servers in order to protect the data was apparently lost on these erstwhile scientists…..


Friday, February 10, 2017

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Story1Port of Seattle Strengthens Code of Conduct

By Mark Edward Nero

In a unanimous vote, the Port of Seattle Commission on Feb. 7 approved a motion strengthening the transparency and accountability elements in the port’s Code of Ethics and Workplace Conduct…(Read full article)

Story2USCG Responds to Increase of Illegal Hawaii Charters

By Mark Edward Nero

The US Coast Guard said Feb. 8 that it is ramping up enforcement on Hawaii’s big island in response to a perceived increase in illegal charters operating in the area…(Read full article)

Story3Oakland Container Volume Rises 6 Percent

By Mark Edward Nero

Export volumes are on the rise again at the Port of Oakland. The port said Feb. 9 that containerized export volume rose nine percent last month compared to January 2016. It was the seventh straight month of rising exports in Oakland, and the 12th increase in 13 months. .. (Read full article)

Story4BC Ferries to Conduct Sea Trials of New Vessel

By Mark Edward Nero

BC Ferries, the contractor responsible for ferry service along coastal British Columbia, said Feb. 8 that its newest vessel, Salish Orca, will conduct a series of sea trials starting Friday, Feb. 10… (Read full article)

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