Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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US Bottoms

As this month’s magazine went to press, a press release came across the interweb announcing a contract between West Coast shipping line Matson Navigation and San Diego shipyard NASSCO for two new... Full story


Ocean and Coastal Towing: More Respect for Tug and Barge Operations

It's been said in the past that the towing industry plays second fiddle to the ship assist and escort sectors. And while that may have been true historically, it seems to be less and less the case... Full story


Seattle Maritime Academy: A New Facility and a Bright Future for the Maritime Workforce

With the demand for mariners increasing as the pool of qualified candidates decreases, there has never been a better time to be looking for a job in the maritime industry. Meanwhile the need for train... Full story

 By Jim Shaw    Features    September 1, 2016

Flag of Convenience – or Flag of Necessity?

The flag of convenience, more politely known today as an open registry, is supported by some and damned by others in the international maritime trade. Flag of convenience (FOC) trading, the practice... Full story


A Broken Promise

Many marine insurance policies contain warranties. A warranty can be described in one word: promise. It can be a promise by the insured that he will do something. It can be a promise by the insured... Full story


Above Board

As of Jan 18, 2017, seafarers working onboard ships will have a way of being financially compensated should they suffer a long-term illness or disability in the line of work. Amendments to the Maritime Labor Convention Code (MLC,2006) will require... Full story


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