From the monthly archives:

April 2011

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Hazardous material spill on Ship Canal boat

by Tim Flanagan on April 30, 2011

Those Geeky Swedes at MyBallard have this story: Seattle Fire responded to a hazardous material spill on a boat along the Queen Anne side of the Ship Canal on Friday evening. Several people reported feeling ill, and at least one person was taken to the hospital. We’ll update when we learn more. Read original…hopefully to [...]

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This announcement appears in the Kitsap Sun: BANGOR — The Navy is extending the public comment period for the second explosives handling wharf at Bangor from May 2 to May 17. This Draft Environmental Impact Statement examines the potential environmental effects of the Navy’s proposal to build and operate a second explosives handling wharf at [...]

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Key fishing dates next month to put on your to do list

by Tim Flanagan on April 29, 2011

Mark Yuasa has this handy list at his Reel Time Fishing Northwest blog at the Seattle Times: Here are some fishing opening dates heading into May: May 1 – Halibut fishing opens in Marine Area 2 off the south coast (Westport and Ocean Shores) and Puget Sound opens for lingcod. May 5 – Halibut fishing [...]

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Naval Station Everett embraces green future

by Tim Flanagan on April 29, 2011

Kurt Batdorf has this story in the Snohomish County Business Journal: EVERETT — By embracing energy conservation and the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiatives, Naval Station Everett has positioned itself as one of the Navy’s most advanced bases while remaining “the sailor’s choice” for home port requests. Base commander Capt. Michael Coury gave his [...]

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This story appears lots of places, including KOMO News: EVERETT, Wash. – The commanding officer of the Everett-based guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG-92) was dismissed from his post Wednesday by the admiral in charge of Carrier Strike Group 9. Rear Adm. Mark Guadagnini relieved Cmdr. Jay Wylie due to a loss of confidence in his [...]

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Ballard Maritime Academy students sail a tall ship

by Tim Flanagan on April 29, 2011

John Foster of Ballard Maritime Academy has this feature at MyBallard: Ballard High School students in the Maritime Academy enjoyed a beautiful day Wednesday sailing aboard the 133’ wooden Schooner Adventuress. The group beat the rain and had excellent wind in Elliott Bay to really put the vessel through her paces. For most of the [...]

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Friday Harbor, 1952

by Tim Flanagan on April 29, 2011

Captain Richard Rodriguez has this fascinating picture at BitterEnd: Click through to read the commentary

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Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest: [Since its launch in 2003, Washington's Derelict Vessel Removal Program has removed about 340 vessels from the state's waterways. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources] Washington’s State Senate has passed a bill intended to make it easier to clean up and remove the approximately [...]

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This item appears at gCaptain: Bids are now being accepted on eBay for a chance to win a ride for four aboard Crowley’s winningest tugboat,Hunter, as it races against the field in Seattle Maritime Festival’s annual tugboat race on Saturday, May 14. All proceeds from the auction, which will be open from Wednesday, April 27, [...]

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Video: Amazing Orca close encounter in Puget Sound

by Tim Flanagan on April 28, 2011

This is precious: Christopher Dunagan has a bit of background on the video at his Kitsap Sun blog: Susan Berta of Orca Network tells me that the whales shown in the video are probably the three seal-eating transients that have been spotted around Puget Sound lately, though they could be another group. These whales certainly [...]

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Meet the ships that call Naval Station Everett home

by Tim Flanagan on April 28, 2011

Gale Fiege has this story at the Everett Herald: Naval Station Everett is one of four Navy installations on Puget Sound, and the home port of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and five other ships. The base also hosts the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Blue Shark and Henry Blake. It is Snohomish County’s [...]

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Port of Olympia revenue up to $8 million

by Tim Flanagan on April 28, 2011

ROLF BOONE has this story in the Olympian: OLYMPIA – An increase in shipping and tight control of expenses helped the Port of Olympia boost its revenue to $8 million in 2010, according to year-end financial data released by the port. Overall port revenue for the year rose to $8.06 million from $7.95 million in [...]

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Novel way of getting a USCG Vessel Safety Check

by Tim Flanagan on April 28, 2011

David Geller has this story about being boarded by the Coast Guard in Lake Union: If you haven’t obtained a vessel safety check (VSC) it’s a good idea to schedule one. They’re free and offer you a quick, seasonal way of getting an objective view of your boats water worthiness, safety level and compliance with [...]

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Sara Bruestle has the story at the Mukilteo Beacon: [Photo courtesy of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center] The Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Mukilteo Research Station is working to restore Washington’s Pinto Abalone populations through a rearing program.  Above, the marine snails are tagged and ready to be outplanted in the ocean. The Northwest Fisheries Science [...]

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Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest: [An EPA diver feeds air hose to diver Chad Schulze as he surveys the sunken 165-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Onondaga. Part of the ship's rusty bow can be seen in the background, in front of the tugboat.] For close the 30 years the 165-foot Coast [...]

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The Associated Press has this story in various outlets, including the Seattle Times: SEATTLE — Divers with the Environmental Protection Agency are planning an underwater survey Wednesday of a Coast Guard ice breaker that has been submerged for over 20 years. The cutter Onondaga is on the bottom of Seattle’s Lake Washington Ship Canal in [...]

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JAKE WHITTENBERG has the story at KING 5 News: EVERETT, Wash. — For the first time since 2007, a logging ship is being loaded at Port of Everett. Port officials believe it means good things to come for the local economy. The “Port Phillip,” a Korea-bound ship carrying 25,000 tons of logs from Washington state, [...]

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Rachel Pritchett has the story in the Kitsap Sun: BREMERTON — Citing a seamless leadership transition in an uncertain time, Port of Bremerton commissioners went in-house to name port executive Tim Thomson as incoming chief executive officer. He will take the helm at the beginning of 2012, after the end-of-year retirement of current CEO Cary [...]

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Ship expected to load 4.5M feet of lumber in Olympia

by Tim Flanagan on April 27, 2011

ROLF BOONE has this brief announcement in the Olympian: The Laser Ace is expected to arrive at the Port of Olympia today and load 4.5 million board feet of Pacific Lumber & Shipping logs before departing next week for China. The Laser Ace is the eighth ship to visit the port this year and the [...]

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