Washington State Governor proposes plan for regional ferry system

OLYMPIA – Washington State Governor, Christine Gregoire today announced a plan that would transform the Washington State Ferry system from a state-run operation to a regional ferry district. “These difficult times require bold action to not only save taxpayer money but to improve the way the state does business and serves the public,” said Gregoire. The … [Read more...]

AIS Conversation Continued – SHIP VS BOAT

Earlier this week I received a request from our friend Ben Ellison at Panbo to poll our readers on the use of AIS. He was especially concerned with the upcoming release of AIS-B, vessel tracking system for boaters, and how the watch officers of large ships expected to process the increasingly large amounts of data on their radar screens. You can read that post HERE. While … [Read more...]

National Hero Award Nominee – Brian Tolkin

Photo by Scott Cohen/ Special to the Seattle Times Seattle Teenager who takes cancer patients boating could win National Hero Award From BYM news: "Seventeen year old Brian Tolkin spends his free time boating on Lake Washington and Puget Sound for a good cause. Four years ago, Tolkin co-founded the nonprofit organization Beams and Dreams to provide cancer patients, … [Read more...]