SAFE Boats: From garage to global force

Tad Sooter, Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Off the arid coast of Tunisia they patrol for smugglers and terrorists. In Alaska they help wildlife troopers regulate a rowdy fishery on Bristol Bay. They’ve been seized in Iran and taken fire in Iraq. When United Airways Flight 1549 splashed down in the Hudson River in 2009, they were among the first vessels on scene. Around here, SAFE Boats are […] Read more »

Early bird registration ends soon! Register now for the NW Maritime Defense Luncheon

Join the Pacific NW Defense Coalition and KEDA on September 27th for the Northwest Maritime Defense Luncheon This event will bring military and private sector leaders together to discuss the latest maritime initiatives and procurement opportunities for Northwest businesses. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know. September […] Read more »

Maritime Defense Symposium – Early Bird Registration Extended

Tuesday, September 13 | 10:30AM – 3:00PM | Bremerton, WA  Increase your Business – Plan for the Future. The Maritime Defense Symposium is a great opportunity to increase your awareness of current maritime initiatives. You will also gain valuable, inside knowledge of contracting opportunities with presentations like:  Doing Business with the Navy Jim Niles, Contract Specialist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Karen Smith, Deputy Chief of […] Read more »

General Dynamics Naasco is hiring!

General Dynamics NASSCO is hiring! One of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. Click here for flyer. More information about […] Read more »

Open Call for Papers: Blue Green Sustainability Symposium 2014

Call for Papers Status: OPEN Blue Green Sustainability Symposium 2014 October 1-2, 2014 Kitsap Conference Center Bremerton, WA Abstracts Due: May 8, 2014 The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Blue Green Sustainability Symposium is an inaugural event highlighting emerging technologies and solutions to meet the modern challenges of environmental consciousness in the maritime industry. Blue Green 2014 focuses on energy efficiency, reductions in discharges and emissions, and environmental safeguards […] Read more »

Puget Sound’s maritime future at crossroads

Maritime provides important economic diversity and good jobs that connect to the state’s standing as an export powerhouse. Seattle Times, Jon Talton, April 5, 2014 Everybody knows about the important economic clusters of the Puget Sound region: aerospace, software and biosciences. With the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are also important to world-health efforts. Yet the other critical cluster is hiding in plain sight, […] Read more »

Maritime jobs: How Puget Sound stacks up to other maritime hub

A recent economic impact study shows that this region has a higher Location Quotient (or concentration) of workers employed as Captains, Mates & Pilots than any other part of the nation. A Location Quotient above 1 means a region has a higher concentration of these jobs than the national average. Read PSRC Blog post.   Read more »