From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Proposed US rules worry BC whale-watching industry – CBC.ca

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009


CTV.ca
Proposed US rules worry BC whale-watching industry
CBC.ca
(CBC)The US is considering adopting new regulations that would double the distance boats must keep from killer whales in the Puget Sound – and those in bc's
Proposed rules aim to double distance boats must stay away from whalesCanada.com



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Shellfish growers and tribes are still talking

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009

Commercial shellfish growers and tribal leaders are still talking to each other, as I learned this week. That means there is still hope for a final agreement about which beaches should be exempt from tribal harvest.
As we’ve discussed before, a $33 million settlement with the tribes is designed to allow commercial shellfish growers to manage [...]

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Emissions from ships decline at Port of Seattle

by Tim Flanagan on July 31, 2009

Ships at the Port of Seattle have reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide by at least 80 percent and diesel particulate matter by 60 percent through an innovative program called At-Berth Clean Fuels.  The program was unveiled today aboard Matson Navigation’s M/V Manoa, at the Port’s Terminal 18. “ABC Fuels reduces emissions where it makes the […]

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[Please please please pay attention! I've seen some criminally neglicent vessel operation in the past hour. I'm out on Lake Washington watching the US Navy Blue Angels, and there's a lot of sloppy boat handling going on, especially with regard to swimmers in the water. Maybe these folks have never seen a guy with pins […]

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The Rest of the Story

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009

We came back at the appointed time and the strand asked us to stand by in case he needed assistance. He actually did a good job in ungrounding himself. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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An Orca named Lolita – An Interview with Raul Julia-Levy – Examiner.com

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009


Examiner.com
An Orca named Lolita – An Interview with Raul Julia-Levy
Examiner.com
Lolita is a member of L pod and her home is Puget Sound. Orcas stay with their families for life. There are only two ways they are separated from their

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Conservancy Acquires Key Shoreline in Island County – The Nature Conservancy

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009


The Nature Conservancy
Conservancy Acquires Key Shoreline in Island County
The Nature Conservancy
They provide important habitat for juvenile chinook salmon. This is another key acquisition in the Conservancy's efforts with the Alliance for Puget Sound

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I’ll Be Back…

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009

…this afternoon, when there’s more water in the pool. It blew a tad last night and this 40′er went aground at Jones Island.Look for “The Rest of the Story,” later today.Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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JOHN STARK has the story in the BELLINGHAM HERALD: The Lummi Indian Business Council and Port of Bellingham commissioners are expected to vote next week on an agreement that helps to clear the way for major redevelopment and cleanup projects on the Bellingham waterfront. "It’s a big step for both the tribe and the port," […]

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Sandi Doughton has the story in the Seattle Times: When a study two years ago warned that commercial fisheries could be wiped out in 40 years, University of Washington biologist Ray Hilborn got out his flamethrower and blasted what he called a "mind-boggling stupid" conclusion. The other side fired back, and for a while it […]

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There’s no doubt that summer is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest! With temperatures topping 100 degrees this week, it seems like everyone is heading to the water for a cool down. I can’t think of a more perfect time to reintroduce the Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina next week, August 6-9! […]

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Coast Guard rescues man from overturned boat

by Tim Flanagan on July 31, 2009

SEATTLE —The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailboat overturned approximately a half mile north from Tala Point, Wash., Thursday, July 30, 2009. Coast Guard Sector Seattle received a call at 2:26 p.m. from a man reporting that his 14-foot sailboat named the "Scally Wag," had overturned and that he was in need […]

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Environment News Service
Proposed rules aim to double distance boats must stay away from whales
Canada.com
the whale-watching industry, the US is proposing new rules that would almost double the distance boats must maintain from killer whales in Puget Sound.
Fisheries Service Proposes New Rules to Safeguard Puget Sound's NOAA


New Rules Proposed for Protecting Puget Sound's Killer WhalesEcoWorldly
New rules proposed for vessel traffic near orcasSeattle Post Intelligencer
Bellingham Herald -Seattle Times -Kitsap Sun
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Blue Peter

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009

“Blue Peter” in Roche Harbor this weekThe Blue Peter.In harbour: All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea.”Blue Peter” is a classic NW yacht. Here’s a little more on her.Blue Peter 96′ x 18.3′ 1928 Lake Union Dryd…

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New rules may alter whale watching – Canada.com

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 31, 2009


Environment News Service
New rules may alter whale watching
Canada.com
the whale-watching industry, the US is proposing new rules that would almost double the distance boats must maintain from killer whales in Puget Sound
Fisheries Service Proposes New Rules to Safeguard Puget Sound's NOAA


New rules proposed for vessel traffic near orcasSeattle Post Intelligencer
New Rules Proposed for Protecting Puget Sound's Killer WhalesEcoWorldly
Bellingham Herald -Seattle Times -Kitsap Sun
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New rules for Navy sonar to protect whales, other animals
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The proposal does not seek permission for sonar training within Puget Sound, US Navy spokeswoman Sheila Murray said. The Navy, along with commercial and

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Boeing shows off sub-seeking Poseidon jet – Seattle Times

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 30, 2009


GadgetCrave.com
Boeing shows off sub-seeking Poseidon jet
Seattle Times
Poseidon is Boeing's largest military project in the Puget Sound region. Most of the 2000 employees who work on it are locally based. The Navy will take 117
Boeing rolls out P8A Navy patrol planeKING5.com


Boeing P8-A Poseidon promises intelligence for the Navy (photos)Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Seattle Post Intelligencer
Boeing rolls out P8A Navy patrol plane
KING5.com
As the Blue Angels dazzle Puget Sound residents for Seafair weekend, the Navy is also rolling out the new Boeing-built P8A Poseidon.
Boeing P8-A Poseidon promises intelligence for the Navy (photos)Seattle Post Intelligencer



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Land deal preserves key Camano Island estuary – Seattle Post Intelligencer

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 30, 2009

Land deal preserves key Camano Island estuary
Seattle Post Intelligencer
said Thursday the 43 acres are important to restoring Puget Sound by preventing shoreline development and protecting key habitat for chinook salmon.

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Boat bargains, an amphibious dinghy and the S.S. Minnow all part of Shilshole event

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on July 30, 2009

It’s a dinghy befitting James Bond, an amphibious marine craft with wheels that goes from land to water with a simple push of a button.
And it’s sure to be the most unusual boat on display at the Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina, to be held Aug. 6 to 9.
Designed and built by New Zealand-based Sealegs [...]

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