Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for May 23, 2017

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Inter-Service Cooperation 
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
Earlier this year, when President Trump announced the addition of $54 billion in added Defense Department spending for the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard was notable in its absence. Meanwhile, many, including Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan, were rightfully concerned that cuts in the Department of Homeland Security would strip the Coast Guard of much needed operating capital.
In late March, however, the Homeland Security Department confirmed that the White House’s…
 Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Story1Vigor Delivers Low Emission Catamaran for San Francisco Service
By Mark Edward Nero
Hydrus, the first in a series of 400-passenger catamaran ferries for the Water and Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) in San Francisco, California, is completed and has entered service…(Read full article)
Story2Three-Vessel Fire in Alaska under USCG Investigation
By Mark Edward Nero
The cause of a fire aboard three fishing vessels, the 57-footSeaborn, the 56-foot Pacific Lady and the 49-foot Julia Kae, which occurred at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska is under investigation, the US Coast Guard (USCG) said May 21….(Read full article)
Story3Seaport Alliance: Pier 4 Reconfiguration Nearing Halfway Mark
By Mark Edward Nero

The reconfiguration of Pier 4 at the Port of Tacoma, which consists in part of redeveloping it to allow larger containerships to berth, is taking shape on the General Central Peninsula in the South Harbor… 
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Story4Seattle-Tacoma YTD Cargo Volumes Up Eight Percent
By Mark Edward Nero

Total container volumes at the Seattle and Tacoma seaports were steady for the month of April, according to the Northwest Seaport Alliance, as new ocean carrier alliance deployments took effect, … 
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