The Puget Sound Harbor Safety Plan is currently undergoing its annual review in early 2017 and an updated version will be available very soon. The following Standard of Care was recently revised and is highlighted here as it is already approved and in effect:
This is a longstanding SOC that has been revised on several occasions, including in 2016 when anchoring in certain areas during winter months was addressed. This year, this SOC is again revised to address a concern raised by residents along shorelines where big ships are anchored. Specifically, the SOC ask that ships minimize lighting and noise at night. Open the title link to see the details. This revised SOC will eventually be included in the Harbor Safety Plan upon completion of the 2017 review.
This Section includes Statement of Purpose, Committee Membership, Geographic Applicability.
This Section includes information regarding: Aids to Navigation, Advance Notice of Arrival; Automatic Identification System; Charts (Required); Communications (Emergency Response); Fishing Net Conflict Resolution; Naval Vessels - Protection Zones; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Pilotage; Small Vessel and Marine Management; and Tanker Size Restrictions.
This Section includes various Standards of Care developed by the Harbor Safety Committee. They include:
- Bridge Team Management
- Bunkering Operations
- Dead Ship Tow Plans
- Equipment Failures
- Heavy Weather
- Hot Work
- Linehandling at Grain Terminals
- Port Angeles Precautionary Area
- Propulsion Loss Prevention
- Restricted Visibility
- Rosario Strait Towing Operations
- Spokane Street Bridge Openings Notification(see above)
- Tanker Escorts
- Terminal Gantry Crane Safety (see above)
- Towing Vessel Operations(see update above)
- Underkeel Clearance