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Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers: Drunken Alaskan King Crab Legs, Lemon, Garlic, Butter: Salty Dog Recipe Land & Sea Pacific Northwest to AK

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers: Support our AK Fishermen, Deadliest Catch Season 13, We hope you Enjoy! Alaska Bering Sea AK crabbers literally risk life and limb every season as they return to fish in Alaska’s stormy seas. Alaska crab fisheries […]

 
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Sea Hawk Paints, TIPS FROM TONY! Commercial AK Fishing Boats – SE to Bristol Bay, Alaska Fishermen Tony is your Fishing Vessel Bottom Paint Expert!

F/V Perseverance, SE AK – Sea Hawk Paints The average commercial seafood company ‘Paint Locker or Stock Room’ in Bristol Bay or Southeast AK is anywhere from 3,000 plus square ft and up – &/or in some villages it’s a […]

 
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Aldebaran, Royal Viking, Pacific Viking, Belaena: Trident Seafoods Old Yard Winter Shipyard Work, Lots of Paint Jobs, Ship Canal Commercial Fishing Projects PNW

Trident Seafoods Old Yard, Lots of winter shipyard work underway this season. Floating Processors, Trawl Catchers, Factory Trawlers and Tenders in the heart of shipyard repairs and major paint jobs, all getting done gearing up the boats for the next […]

 
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F/T Rebecca Irene, 140′ Iquique US Fishing Vessel, Winter Morning Seattle Ship Canal Marine Traffic Underway

Top the the morning in the Seattle Ship Canal, F/T Rebecca Irene has their crew topside out on deck as they take in the foggy NW fresh air on their holiday homecoming in the Pacific Northwest.  Rebecca Irene made her […]

 
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Discovery Nikiski, AK, Ocean Marine Services Ballard Bridge Lift Top of The Morning Ship Canal PNW Return

Ocean Marine Services, Vessel Name Discovery made its way through the Seattle Ship Canal heading eastbound through the Ballard Locks, with a Ballard Bridge lift heading east down the Fremont Cut; during a perfectly cold December blue crisp sunny Pacific […]

 
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Parade of Boats, Argosy Cruises, Partners with Yachting Pioneers NW, Lake Union, Fremont Cut to Ballard Bridge, Fishermen’s Terminal

Argosy Cruises is excited to announce that online vessel registration the Seattle Christmas Ship Festival 2nd Annual Parade of Boats Night. Argosy Partners with Yachting Pioneers NW on Friday, December 16th.  The Parade of Boats will take place on Lake Union and the Fremont Cut from 7:30pm […]

 
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Pacific Northwest Holiday Boating, Hot Toddy Warm Whisky Cocktail, Dewar’s White Label Whiskey Winter Cruising Underway Recipe

The PNW Celebrates Parade Of Boats Cruises up and down the coast. Pacific Northwest Holiday Boating, Hot Toddy Warm Whisky Cocktail, Dewar’s White Label Whiskey is a great drink to cruise underway with while you are out boating and entertaining this […]

 
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Platypus Marine, Pacific Northwest Service Shipyard, Commercial Fishing, Yachts, Government & Military, Commercial Vessels and NewBuilds: Return Customers PNW Success!

Platypus Marine Shipyard is known for as fishermen’s shipyard destination for yard work on their off season.  In addition to taking care of the Pacific Northwest to Alaska fishing fleets Platypus Marine also services yachts, superyachts, government and military vessels, […]

 
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United Yacht Transport, Completes Another Successful Westbound Sailing, A Record Yacht Transport Year In The USA & The Med

United Yacht Transport has maintained its lead position as the ‘go to reliable west coast source’ for yacht transport. They just completed another successful westbound loading in Port Everglades. United Yacht Transport, (UYT) has been deemed the North American Leader […]

 
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Filson Opens New Location on Ballard Ave. In The Local Landmark Historic Building, Filson History & Connection To Ballard’s Maritime Culture & At Sea Industry

Filson has a new location in Ballard, WA now located where Dock Street Brokers used to be for the last 40 years. Dock Street Brokers new office will open soon on Seaview Ave NW across from Ray’s Boathouse Restaurant. Filson’s […]

 
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Deadliest Catch AK Crabbers, Time Bandit, Brenna A, Summer Bay, Northwestern, Cornelia Marie, Wizard, Seattle Ship Canal Salty Dog Marine Traffic Underway!

Deadliest Catch Boats, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, underway in the Seattle Ship Canal. Brenna A, Time Bandit, Summer Bay, Northwestern, Cornelia Marie and Wizard run up and down the ship canal getting Ballard Bridge Lifts and Ballard Locks Drops and […]

 
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Holiday Surf & Turf: Roasted Lobster and Steak with Herb Butter, Salty Dog Boaters Tiz The Season Recipe!

Boaters, Try This Recipe: Roasted Lobster & Steak with Herb Butter. Incomparably decadent and filling, this classic surf-and-turf combination features delicious cuts of beef alongside juicy lobster tails, all topped with homemade herb butter. Split the lobster tails in half for easy and elegant serving after they’re cooked

 
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Summer Bay, Captain Wild Bill, New Boat Deadliest Catch Boat, Was At Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Seattle, Now In Bering Sea, Alaska

Summer Bay is Wild Bill’s newest boat to join the next season of Deadliest Catch season 13.  The boat spent the end of the summer getting work done in Ballard WA at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard. Summer Bay was seen buzzing […]

 
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Fishermen’s Terminal, Active Winter For Commercial PNW & AK Fishing Boats, Workboats & Research Vessels In NW Busy Ship Canal

Fishermen’s Terminal in the Seattle Ship Canal is home one of the PNW large seine fishing fleets that run between SE AK and Seattle, as well as draggers, trawlers, crabbers, gillnetters, processors, tenders, and workboats.  In the summer months while […]

 
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Seattle Boat Show 2017, CenturyLink & South Lake Union, West Coast Biggest Boat Show

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show - it's almost that time of year again! Seattle's 37th annual Boats Afloat Show gets underway on Wednesday, September 16 and continues through Sunday, September 20. This exciting

 
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Invader NW Superyacht Fall & Winter PNW Cruising Impact, Top 100 Largest Mega Yacht, Puget Sound to Lake Union, San Francisco Gabbert Entrepreneur with Costa Rican Roots

  Invader has been an active cruising 164 ft superyacht in the Pacific Northwest this past summer and is now sitting pretty back on Lake Union this Seattle Fall & winter holiday season. M/Y Invader was custom built in 1999 […]

 
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Ham & Cheese Holiday Sliders, Best For: Hawks Sunday Football, Boating Events, Holiday Parties: Winter Comfort Food, Land or Sea, Salty Dog Boaters Happy Holidays!

Ham and Cheese Sliders are an excellent holiday party treat.  Salty Dog Boating News PNW to AK we are wishing  all of you a happy and safe boating season with at home cooking on land or at sea!  If you’re […]

 
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Fall Fishing, Pacific Northwest, Tenders on the Hook and Seiners Jump On the Hip, Action Outside the Ballard Locks

Fall Fishing just wrapped up in the Pacific Northwest, there was lots of action in the Seattle Ship Canal and Ballard Locks. Fishermen’s Terminal was jumping with activity. SE AK didn’t have the hottest or best season for SE Fishermen […]

 
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Salmon Tender SE Alaska, F/V Oregon, Captain Jon’s Engine Room Tour, Tricks of the Trade! Captain’s AK Fishing School of Hard Knocks

Engine Room Tricks of the Trade with F/V Oregon Captain Jon F/V Oregon, Trident Seafoods, SE Alaska, Tender – Salty Sea Dog Captain Jon Franklin of the  F/V Oregon – School of Hard Knocks! Mr. Tricks of the Trade!  The […]

 
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Holiday Turkey Dinner Recipe: Salty Dog Boaters & Fishermen Land & Sea Turkey Cooking, Happy Holidays!

Holiday Turkey Dinner, turkey oven cooking in the PNW to AK, land or at sea with an oven you can cook any turkey – at sea oven size depending. Now that we just had Thanksgiving, it is a unique and […]

 
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Pacific Northwest Rain Gear For Crews On Fishing Boats, Tug Boats & Work Boats Working On The Water In Foul Weather Gear

Fall in the Pacific Northwest means foul weather rain gear is a must. Rain gear in the  PNW to AK is like a second skin. If you’re near water or on water by boat in the PNW to AK that […]

 
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Ballard Locks, Large Locks Back Open On November 23rd, Annual Maintenance On Hiram M. Chittenden Locks In Ballard

Seattle, Ballard Locks: Vessel traffic in the small locks will continue with 24 hour operations as normal. The large lock is closed November 7, 2016 for annual maintenance and scheduled to re-open November 23, they actually opened the large locks […]

 
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Pacific Marine Expo 2016, Largest & Longest Running PNW Commercial Marine Trade Show, CenturyLink Field Seattle, Best Commercial Fall Show

Pacific Marine Expo, PME – Nov. 17 to 19, 2016 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center.  PME is the largest and longest running commercial marine trade show on the West Coast. The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including […]

 
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Morning Fog, Ship Canal Gillnetters Fall Fishermen Pulling Into Fishermen’s Terminal, Fog Thick As Soup Marine Traffic PNW Ballard Locks Drops & Lifts

Fog and fishing in the Pacific Northwest is no joke. This is the time to be on your toes while at the helm. No Captain likes to run or jog in the fog. Fall fishermen and work boats in NW […]

 
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Starbound, Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Catcher Processor Getting a Western Towboat Assist Through The Ballard Locks Up Seattle’s Narrow Ship Canal

Starbound Catcher Processor gets an afternoon Western Towboat assist from the Puget Sound at the ‘Y’ of Shilshole Bay into Ballard Locks then up through our narrow Seattle Ship Canal. Tug Wasp and West Point get into position making it […]

 
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Seattle Parade of Boats, December 16, 2016, Argosy Christmas Ships Partner with Yachting Pioneers NW, 2nd Annual, Starting at Fishermen’s Terminal

  Argosy Christmas Ships and the 2nd Annual Parade of Boats, Argosy Partners with Yachting Pioneers NW and the Pacific Northwest maritime local industry.  Last year was the 1st of of its kind,  as an organized Parade of Boats in […]

 
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12’s Hawks, Seattle Fans Pacific Northwest Boating Paradise, Go Seahawks!

12’s Seattle Seahawks fans support is all over the Pacific Northwest waterfront and out on the water! A northwest common bond is our love for the Hawks! The last few Seahawks games haven’t been great for the Seattle Seahawks offense, Oooo […]

 
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New Fishing Tender Regulations, Current Design and Construction Standards U.S. Flag Fishing Industry Vessels 2017, Length, Classed, Load Line

CURRENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR U.S. FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS, Fishing and Fishing Tender Vessels:  Jan. 2017, Produce by Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc This addresses current federal law and regulations governing the design, construction and maintenance of new US flag fishing vessels and fish tender vessels built after July 1, 2013. Included is limited historical information and information regarding major conversions. It is offered as a courtesy to the fishing industry but it is not a substitute for consulting with an experienced Naval Architect or Marine Engineer to current regulatory compliance when designing and building you vessel. Current federal law prescribes which design work is to be done by state licensed Naval Architects Marine Engineers, and marine survey requirements.  So the responsibilities of state licensed Professional Engineers related to their direct supervision of engineering andesign work is discussed, as well as the concept of “accepted marine surveyors”. The changes to the law regulations for fishing and fish tender vessels since 2013 include the following.  Each of these subjects is expanded in detail later in this article. Fishing and fish tender vessels at least 79 feet in length built after July 1, 2013 must be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) or a similarly qualified organization, and must be assigned a load line. Fishing and fish tender vessels of 50 to 79 feet in length built after July 1, 2013 and on or before February 8, 2016 must be classed by ABS or a similarly qualified organization. Fishing and fish tender vessels of 50 to 79 feet in length built after February 8, 2016 must either  be classed, or designed to classification or other equivalent standards by a state licensed Naval  Architect or Marine Engineer, and the vessel must be surveyed during construction by a marine  surveyor of an organization accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Each fishing, fish processing or fish tender vessel of at least 50 feet in length built on or before  July 1, 2013 that is at least 25 years of age, or undergoes a major conversion, after an Alternate  Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) is established must meet the standards of the ASCP.  The ASCP has not been fully developed yet and it is not clear when it will be issued. Each fishing vessel of at least 79 feet in length built before July 1, 2013 that undergoes a major conversion after an Alternate Loadline Compliance Program ALCP is established must meet the standards of the ALCP.  The ALCP has not been fully developed yet and it is not clear when it will be issued. Professional Engineers, through regulations and ethics, have specific standards they must comply with for direct supervision of engineering work and design information.  Simply stamping shipyard drawings is not an acceptable means of complying with P.E. laws. Detailed information on regulations, definitions, and the U.S. Code can be found on the Coast Guard website at: https://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/regs.asp  CURRENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR U.S. FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS  […]

 
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Pacific Marine Expo, November 2016, At Sea Emergencies, Gear, Supplies, Speakers, Crew Duties & PNW Events

Pacific Marine Expo, CenturyLink Event Center, Seattle in November, this is the place to be for the PNW to AK commercial marine industry. This year join Pacific Marine Expo Crew Duties for at sea emergencies.  Training, training, training will always […]

 
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Serengeti, 130 ft. Westport Superyacht, Seattle Ship Canal Ballard Bridge Lift to Ballard Locks Drop out to Shilshole Bay

Serengeti, the 130 ft. Westport makes her way cruising through the Seattle Ship Canal with a Fremont and Ballard  Bridge lift then next over to an afternoon drop in the Ballard Locks into Shilshole Bay and out great Puget Sound […]

 
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