Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for September 4, 2018

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By Chris Philips, 
Managing Editor  
What’s long and thin, made of plastic, often brightly colored, floats in the Pacific and is the bane of humanity? If you said kayaktivists, you’d be right, but that’s not where we’re going with this. No, we’re talking about plastic soda straws, which are so hazardous to life on the planet that they have been banned by the Seattle City Council.

The banning of plastic straws comes on the heels of reports by almost every online and cable TV news show of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” which is said to be a floating island of plastic debris the size of Texas.  
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would like to set us straight. “While everything may be bigger in Texas, some reports  … 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Story1Hawaii Ports Open for Business
By Karen Robes Meeks
With Tropical Storm Lane now downgraded, Hawaii’s commercial ports have reopened, most with limited impacts, according to the US Coast Guard… (Read full article)
Story2Navigation Improvements Studied at Tacoma
By Karen Robes Meeks
A feasibility study focused on improving navigation to the Blair and Sitcum waterways at the Port of Tacoma will soon be launched, thanks to a cost-sharing agreement recently inked between the Northwest Seaport Alliance and the US Army Corps of Engineers…(Read full article)
Story3Long Beach Nonprofit Grants Available
By Karen Robes Meeks

Local nonprofit organizations can now apply for Port of Long Beach’s Community Sponsorship Program grants that could help fund their activities… 
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Story3New Oakland Project Engineer
By Karen Robes Meeks

Thanh Vuong is the Port of Oakland’s new principal engineer in the Maritime Project Design and Delivery Department. .. 
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