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California’s Proposed Ballast Water Fee Hike

Posted to Laura Kovary's Blog (by Laura Kovary) on October 13, 2016

A fee increase has been proposed for ships entering California ports. The fee will be collected by the State Lands Commission for the California Ballast Water Program. This Program, managed by the State Lands Commission, has been in existence…

Shutdown of USMMA Commercial Cadet Shipping is Not the Answer

Posted to Laura Kovary's Blog (by Laura Kovary) on July 26, 2016

The recent announcement by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, suspending cadet commercial shipping needs to be reconsidered. Removing commercial sea training from the curriculum will put the students at a huge disadvantage.