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Developing Arctic Infrastructure: Assembly Required

DISCLAIMER: The opinions and views expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or interests of the US Department of Transportation or the US government. In the August issue we looked at the... Full story

 

Real Estate

The UK Telegraph reports that billions of tons of ice in Greenland are melting 50 years ahead of climate change schedules, leading to the surreal spectacle of children playing in the Arctic sea due... Full story

 

Ocean and Coastal Towing: New Legislation Poses Challenges

For everyone involved in the towing and ship-docking business on the West Coast, this year has presented at least three legislative issues that have collectively created the biggest challenge to the... Full story

 

Developing Arctic Infrastructure: Assembly Required

DISCLAIMER: The opinions and views expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or interests of the US Department of Transportation or the US government. The current state of discussions on... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2019

Deck Machinery

The last year has seen several new tugs launched in the Pacific Northwest by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island and Diversified Marine of Portland. All are fitted with new or updated... Full story

 
 By Bruce Sherman    Features    June 1, 2019

Foss at 130: Homegrown Company is a World Leader in the Tug-Barge Industry

When Norwegian immigrant Thea Foss started renting rowboats from her floating home in Tacoma in 1889, she hardly could have imagined that her small business venture would grow into one of the world's... Full story

 

Untapped Potential: Trade With Alaska and Hawaii

Investments abound in Alaska and Hawaii, where maritime companies are broadening their reach and capitalizing on the two states' untapped potential. Firms are flocking to the Frontier State, whether... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    February 1, 2019

Russia's Arctic: More Than Promise

The Arctic holds considerable economic potential as ice retreats, with last year being the region's second warmest year on record, but most commercial development is taking place in the Russian Arctic... Full story

 

Russian Roulette

On page 28 of this issue, Jim Shaw describes some of the steps Russia is taking to capitalize on the opening of some of its arctic waters. He notes that last year was the Arctic region’s second... Full story

 

All the Fish in the Sea

The council of the European Union is taking action to reduce plastic pollution by banning the use of plastic and Styrofoam products such as cutlery, plates, straws and food containers, including many... Full story

 

President Trump Signs the "Save Our Seas Act of 2018"

In a bipartisan White House ceremony on October 10, 2018, President Trump signed the Save Our Seas Act ("SOS Act") of 2018 into law. The act, which passed both houses of congress unanimously, is... Full story

 

Above Board

UK-based KVH Videotel recently released a new training offering that’s free to industry. Seafarers Mental Health and Well-Being includes a brief video, information booklets and facilitator notes. The project was developed in collaboration with... Full story

 

Marine Exchange of Alaska

Alaska's capital city sits nestled between mountains and sea upon the picturesque Gastineau Channel. Nearby glaciers and other natural wonders are Juneau's main attractions but standing sentinel... Full story

 

Alaska's First Lady Christens First Ferry Built in Ketchikan

When Alaska's First Lady, Donna Walker, christened the 280-foot by 67-foot M/V Tazlina... Full story

 

Spill Response: Time is of the Essence

When it comes to responding to an oil spill, time is of the essence, and coordinating with local agencies and the private sector on contingency plans is key to mitigating spills. "It's critical,"... Full story

 

President Trump's Emerging Maritime Policy

President Donald Trump was elected on a pledge to make America great again. Although he did not enter office with a comprehensive national maritime policy, the elements of such a policy have begun to emerge. Since taking office on January 20, 2017,...

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Glosten: 60 Years of Design Innovation

A steadfast culture of innovation has anchored one of the country's most prominent naval architecture and marine engineering firms across six decades in business. Seattle-headquartered Glosten has... Full story

 

Above Board

A new handbook was recently released by The Nautical Institute, entitled Launch and Recovery of Boats from Ships. According to reports, the book gives practical advice on the available equipment and best practices on how mariners can safely work... Full story

 

Rhetoric

A draft proposal released by the Trump administration includes 47 potential Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas lease sales, including 19 off the coast of Alaska and seven in the Pacific... Full story

 

Track Your Fleet's Data from the Office

There's no doubt the maritime industry is steeped in tradition. No sector of the industry embodies this tradition more than the tugboat, towboat & barge sector. Many of the most storied names in t... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    February 1, 2018

Promise of the Arctic: Ice-Capable Vessels

The project to acquire a new polar icebreaker was initiated in the US Coast Guard's FY 2013 budget submission and has received about $190.6 million in acquisition funding to date. The Coast Guard's... Full story

 

New Vessel Review

The last year has seen NW builders completing an outstanding number of vessels that represent the leading edge of nautical engineering. From two of the first Tier 4 tugs in the nation to sophisticated... Full story

 

A Seaman's Release of Claims: Is It Enforceable?

The signing of a release is an integral part of the settlement of a claim for personal injuries. In exchange for the settlement funds, the injured party releases the responsible party from any further liability arising out of the injuries. This... Full story

 

Icebreakers for Oil

According to our Alaska bureau chief, Margaret Bauman, an arctic and ice navigation readiness project at the AVTEC Alaska Maritime Training Center in Seward, Alaska, has received a $95,000 financial... Full story

 

Closing the US Strategic Gap in Icebreaker Capacity: Part 1

An enterprise incurs strategic risk when the demands imposed by its missions (the ends assigned by the policy makers in the case of government entities) exceed the means available to meet those... Full story

 

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