Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Train in Vain

The good news for Californians this year is that, finally, those of you hoping to travel the 119 miles between Bakersfield and Merced will eventually be able to do so at 220 miles per hour, compared... Full story

Ballast Water Treatment Systems

If a vessel has been fitted with a US Coast Guard type-approved Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in recent years, chances are likely that it was tested at the Golden Bear Research Facility.... Full story

Shaver's Samantha S Redefines the Multi-Purpose Tug

The Columbia River has presented a challenge to towing companies like Shaver Transportation since the pioneer days in the late 1800's when steam-powered sternwheelers had to handle all types of work,... Full story

2019 West Coast Shipyard Report: Catamaran Boom Continues

Pacific Maritime Magazine's 2019 shipyard survey reveals that the demand for aluminum catamarans has continued to grow with five Washington yards, one in the Bay Area, plus one fiberglass builder in... Full story

Ballast Water Experts Weigh Implications of Type-approval Changes

Looking out over the harbor in Seattle, one would never notice which ballast water treatment system a ship uses. But Mark Riggio, president of the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers' Association,...

Ballast Water Treatment: Approaching Compliance

A global shipowner questionnaire and a series of ballast water management (BWM) system workshops conducted by ABS in December have found the industry to be trending toward compliance as regulatory deadlines near, but substantial operating... Full story

Above Board

Work is back underway on Titanic... Full story

Always Know Where You Are

Many marine insurance policies condition coverage on the insured vessel remaining within a specified geographic area. If an insured vessel suffers a casualty when navigating outside the specified... Full story

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