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Environmental Awards

A federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has acquitted both the owner, Angelex Ltd. and ISM manager Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency, Ltd., of the Antonis G. Pappadakis of sixteen felony charges alleging that they, through their agents... Full story

 

Safe Harbors

Last month, US Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, and Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe held a press conference at the Port of Seattle to announce proposed legislation they claim will significantly strengthen... Full story

 

Congressional Representation

Washington State’s Junior Senator, Maria Cantwell (D) has perked up the ears of the maritime community with recent comments about the Jones Act. At a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on July 16th, the senator called for greater... Full story

 

Sea Powerless

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Teddy Roosevelt uttered the famous phrase in a speech in 1901, and for better or worse, the “Big Stick” theory dominated his foreign policy, and colored the foreign policy of the US going forward. John... Full story

 

Workforce Development

In the 1967 movie The Graduate, a young Dustin Hoffman is told by one of the characters that plastics are the industry of the future. Today’s graduates, faced with the prospect of competing for a dozen jobs with a hundred of their peers, should... Full story

 

Vado a Bordo

Get on board. These are the words Francesco Schettino heard as he stood on the jetty in the small town of Giglio and watched as his ship sank 500 yards away. Last month an Italian Court began considering whether Francesco Schettino, captain of the... Full story

 

Justice for the Downtrodden

After suffering more than a hundred years of repression at the hands of King County taxpayers, Seattle Port Commissioners will finally earn a living wage. Last month, while the rest of the country was discussing the federal budget and sequestration... Full story

 

The State of the State

A collection of maritime leaders gathered in Sacramento, California late last month for the 13th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium (CMLS). Developed as a way to brief Sacramento’s policymakers on key matters related to the entire... Full story

 

Royally Shelled

On January 1, 2013 the Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) drilling rig Kulluk went aground on Sitkalidak Island, Alaska when the towing line failed while the rig was being towed from Dutch Harbor to Seattle... Full story

 

No End in Sight

At press time, judging by the 3,000-year-old Mayan calendar, the end of the world was fast approaching. If you’re reading this, the world is still turning (although the accuracy of a calendar... Full story

 

'Tis the Season

Every month in this space we publish an editorial on something of importance to the West Coast maritime industry. Sometimes the column is easy to write; other times it’s particularly difficult.... Full story

 

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