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1410Capt Korwatch to give Testimony to US House on Tuesday, Feb 4th

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  • Executive Director, Pacific Merchant Mari
    Feb 1, 2014
    Ahoy Members and Friends,

    Pacific Merchant Marine Council member Captain Lynn Korwatch is on deck Tuesday, February 4th, before the US House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

    If interested please read her attached testimony - it will bring you current on aids to navigation in the San Francisco Bay Region. She concludes,

    "It is not prudent to wait until a major incident to determine that maintaining navigation aids is critical. It is my opinion that the US Coast Guard is the best organization to provide national and international continuity and that they should receive sufficient funding to provide for the continued maintenance of these critical navigation items. The diverse array of users of the waterways – and their varied training and skill levels – demand that we insure that basic and reliable information through the retention of physical aids be available to all of our maritime stakeholders as a way to protect lives, property and the environment.
    This is not to say that the use of electronic aids should not be explored."

    I have included the most recent information on the San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee meetings below, additional information may be found at http://www.sfmx.org/support/hsc.

    Suggest if not familiar, you examine all available on the San Francisco Marine Exchange's website, http://sfmx.org If you hunt far enough you will find the council listed as a member, the only Navy League council so affiliated. Council members serve on or testify at exchange committee meetings.

    Heave Ho,

    Phelps

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Harbor Safety Committee [mailto:hsc at sfmx dot org]
    Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 5:56 PM
    To: Pacific Merchant Marine Council
    Subject: Capt Korwatch to give Testimony to US House on Tuesday, Feb 4th

    Captain Lynn Korwatch, chair of the San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee, will give testimony to the US House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation next Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The hearing is on “Finding Your Way: The Future of Federal Navigation Programs”. The hearing will be streamed live at:

    http://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=366184

    on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 0700-0900 Pacific Time.

    Captain Korwatch's written comments are attached.

    ________________________________________

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Harbor Safety Committee [mailto:hsc at sfmx dot org]
    Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:37 AM
    To: Pacific Merchant Marine Council
    Subject: Updated list of HSC meeting

    New Meeting
    February 11, 2014 Tug Work Group Meeting Tuesday State Land Commission Office 1000-1200 750 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 201 Hercules, California Chair: Captain Jonathan Mendes

    February 13, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Thursday San Francisco Exploratorium 1000-1200 Pier 15, Exploratorium Observatory The Embarcadero San Francisco, California Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    New Meeting
    February 19, 2014 Dredging Work Group Meeting Wednesday State Land Commission Office 1000-1200 750 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 201 Hercules, California Chair: Captain Esam Amso

    March 13, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Thursday Port of Oakland 1000-1200 530 Water Street Exhibit Room, Street Level, Separate Entrance Oakland, California Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    April 10, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Thursday Port of Richmond 1000-1200 Harbormaster’s Office 1340 Marina Way South Richmond, California Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    May 8, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    Thursday Port of San Francisco
    1000-1200 Pier 1 Conference Center
    The Embarcadero
    San Francisco, California
    Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    June 12, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    Thursday Port of Oakland
    1000-1200 530 Water Street
    Exhibit Room, Street Level, Separate Entrance
    Oakland, California
    Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    July 10, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    Thursday Port of Richmond
    1000-1200 Harbormaster’s Office
    1340 Marina Way South
    Richmond, California
    Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    August 14, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    Thursday Port of San Francisco
    1000-1200 Pier 1 Conference Center
    The Embarcadero
    San Francisco, California
    Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    September 11, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    Thursday Port of Oakland
    1000-1200 530 Water Street
    Exhibit Room, Street Level, Separate Entrance
    Oakland, California
    Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    28-Jan-14
    October 9, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Thursday Port of Richmond 1000-1200 Harbormaster’s Office 1340 Marina Way South Richmond, California Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    November 13, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Thursday Port of San Francisco 1000-1200 Ferry Building, 2nd Floor Commissioners Room The Embarcadero San Francisco, California Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch

    December 11, 2014 Full Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Thursday Port of Oakland 1000-1200 530 Water Street Exhibit Room, Street Level, Separate Entrance Oakland, California Chair: Captain Lynn Korwatch