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Articles from the August 1, 2016 edition

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Feeling Flushed

In January, 2014 in this space, we discussed the state’s interest in the levels of fecal coliform bacteria in Puget Sound, and the claim by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) that commer...


Garvey Schubert Barer

You've probably heard of the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer. If you need an attorney, especially one familiar with the ins and outs of the maritime industry, the Northwest-based law firm would be a go...


Regional Report: British Columbia

Overall economic growth looks positive for the BC marine industry, as various infrastructure projects take shape, particularly port expansions that are necessary to meet changing trade patterns and...

 By Peter Marsh    Features    August 1, 2016

NW Builders Continue to Launch Innovative High-Speed Craft

In 2016, Northwest boat builders have continued to win contracts for innovative high-speed designs for a wide range of users from commuter ferries to military patrol boats. With its latest order for t...

 By Jim Shaw    Features    August 1, 2016

ATBs Take Over

Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) sets now dominate the coastwise refined products trade and are being designed and built on all four coast lines to handle liquid as well as dry bulk and unitized commodities. Looking back, it's hard to believe that the...


Above Board

As of July 1, 2016, the IMO’s new SOLAS XI-1/7 regulation for enclosed spaces came into force. The new rule helps ensure safe practices for seafarers who may be required to enter enclosed spaces (determined on a ship-by-ship basis) that have...


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