Author: Kate Yeomans

Cal Maritime vessel to evaluate ballast water treatment systems

California Maritime Academy’s training ship Golden Bear will be the site of a $700,000 project to test ballast water treatment prototypes. (Photos courtesy California Maritime Academy/Doug Webster) As researchers work worldwide to design and build new ballast treatment systems, a…

Feds win four more oil pollution cases

The Justice Department has announced four more successful prosecutions for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships (APPS), making it clear that dumping waste at sea and covering it up — two acts that investigators discovered go hand…

Hawaii pilot dies after falling between ship and pilot boat

Capt. Dave Lyman, a 30-year-veteran pilot and past president of the Hawaii Pilots Association, died Jan. 29 after falling from a ladder while debarking from the cruise ship Island Princess. Lyman had just guided the cruise ship out of Nawiliwili…