Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 30, 2017

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
Last month the new administration revealed plans for a renewed emphasis on workforce development, announcing an initiative to expand apprenticeship programs into nontraditional industries in an effort to fill a record level of open jobs and draw back millions of Americans who have left the workforce.

The maritime industry is one that continues to benefit from apprenticeship programs, and most training programs include an at-sea apprenticeship.

In a press conference at the White House, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta…
Friday, June 30, 2017
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Story1Maersk Hit with Cyberattack
By Karen Robes Meeks
The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, the world’s largest shipping liner company, announced that it was under cyber attack this week, forcing the shutdown of a number of IT systems across multiple sites worldwide, including its email systems…(Read full article)
Story2Hotel Planned for Everett Waterfront
By Karen Robes Meeks
This month, the Port of Everett Commission endorsed plans to ink a long-term lease with a developer to build a 142-room flagship Hotel Indigo in Fisherman’s Harbor at Waterfront Place…(Read full article)
Story3Bellingham Capacity Upgrades
By Karen Robes Meeks

Plans to repair three deteriorating piers in Blaine Harbor in the Port of Bellingham moved forward this month… 
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Story4Coordinated Effort Saves Fishermen
By Karen Robes Meeks

The crew of the fishing vessel
Kodiak Sockeye was saved this month near Knowles Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska, thanks to Coast Guard and good Samaritan crews… (Read full article)

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