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Update: First Pacific Northwest WISTA Meeting

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on May 26, 2011

The Pacific Northwest chapter of WISTA USA had its plankowners meeting last Wednesday in Seattle. We discussed what we wanted out of the organization and elected officers. Yours truly is the PNW chapter secretary responsible for minutes and membership. Our president is Capt.

WISTA USA's New Pacific Northwest Branch

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on May 18, 2011

Last April, at the annual general meeting of WISTA USA, a new chapter was voted into existance in my neck of the woods. We now have a Pacific Northwest chapter, with activities centered around Seattle. WISTA is the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association…

Small Washington Ferry Struggles

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on May 8, 2011

Whatcom County Public Works Ferry Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Whatcom Chief, a ferry connecting Lummi Island to mainland Washington via a short run across a narrow waterway between Bellingham Bay and Lummi Bay.

Bellingham Bay Welcomes the Zodiac

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on April 22, 2011

Last weekend we had a rare, nearly sunny, break in the Pacific Northwest drizzle to enjoy the first annual Bellingham Bay Rendezvous. The rendezvous gave the local community a chance to tour small charter vessels that run throughout the Puget Sound, the Inland Passage and all the way up to Alaska.

West Coast Looks at Shipping Coal to China

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on April 4, 2011

The Seattle Times did a front page story on the "Coal Quandary" in a recent Sunday edition. According to the report, the project would bring 125 car loads of coal from Montana on the railway to Cherry Point every day. The coal would then be sent to China in ships.

Tail wagging the dog

Tail wagging the dog

Posted to Tail wagging the dog (by Raina Clark) on August 4, 2010

Safe voyage!With the upcoming changes to the STCW convention it appears once again the US is trying to skirt the more stringent sea time requirements of other maritime countries due to pressure from State maritime academies. One just has to…