Maritime Videos and News

Nets Mended, Boots Packed. Fish Boats Head For Alaska - KUOW Story


Click on the photo to hear this story about Seattle’s fishing fleet heading north for another season.

Ship Shape: A Boatbuilding Revival

Click on the photo to read this story in Seattle Business Magazine which indicates that “government contracts, savvy maneuvers help the sector right itself.”

Take a Walking Tour of Seatte's Fishermens Terminal

Here’s the information you need to take a self-guided walking tour of the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal.  This guide details 18 points of interest and also helps you identify the different kinds of fishing boat moored at the Terminal, which is celebrating its centennial in 2014

Walking Tour of Fishermen's Terminal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [532.6 KB]

Maritime Jobs for 2014

Click on the photo above to watch this video to learn about awesome maritime industry job opportunities. Video produced by the Port of Seattle.

Click on the photo above to view a video of 2014 maritime predicitons produced by Lynn Watanabe, Krill Systems.

Maritime industry worth $30 billion to state economy

Seattle Times:

"As the second day of Seattle’s Pacific Marine Expo kicked off Thursday, the buzz among the attendees — fishermen and legislators alike — was a newly released economic report boasting of Washington’s $30 billion maritime industry.


"In the state, a maritime industry that traces its roots back to Hudson’s Bay Co.’s commissioning of the S.S. Beaver, the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest, generates $15.2 billion in direct revenues and is responsible for 57,700 jobs.


"When combined with indirect revenues, the numbers increased to $30 billion and more than 148,000 jobs in 2012, according to the comprehensive study commissioned by the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County."


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Vigor Industrial Invests in Welding School

Frank Foti, Vigor’s CEO, isn’t one to sit around and wait for problems to self-resolve.  He decided the best way to find a skilled available workforce was to train them in-house.  The Northwest communities in Seattle and Portland are the first to benefit from his vision of training the next generation of craftspeople for family-wage careers in the reviving American shipbuilding industry.


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Inslee hires former Port of Seattle exec to boost maritime industry

– Puget Sound Business Journal


Steve Sewell, who formerly headed up the Port of Seattle's Seaport
Division, will now be economic development director for Washington state's
maritime industry sector.  The post,within the Washington state Department of Commerce, will parallel the state's Office of Aerospace.


To read the full article, click on the photo.

KING TV feature story about need for new workers. Click on the photo to watch.
Up and Down the Duwamish

Click on the photo to watch a fun time-lapse video of working on the Duwamish and the West Waterway. Video posted by Colin Street.

Pacific Fishermen Video by the Seattle Channel. Click on the photo to watch.
Click on the photo to view The Century Agenda - The Port of Seattle’s 25 year plan to improve trade and transportation in the Puget Sound area.
Seattle is a Maritime Town by the Seattle Channel. Click on the photo to view.

King County Maritime Sponsors:

Supporting Organizations

North Seattle Industrial Association

Seattle Marine Business Coalition

Northwest Marine Trade Association

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