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Passenger Vessel Association tel 1 800 807-8360 fax 703 518-5151 pvainfopassengervessel.com july 2015 FOGHORN 3 Volume 14 Number 6 JULY 2015 FogHorn USPS Number 023-702 is published monthly except combined JanuaryFebruary by Philips Publishing LLC 2201 West Commodore Way Seattle WA 98199. Periodicals postage paid at Seattle WA and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Foghorn co Passenger Vessel Association 103 Oronoco Street Suite 200 Alexandria VA 22314. Copyright 2015 by the Passenger Vessel Association. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the Passenger Vessel Association. Printed with SOY INK FOGHORN Focus FOGHORN is a monthly publication of the Passenger Vessel Association. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. President Dave Anderson Fire Island Ferries Bay Shore NY Vice-President Margo Marks Beaver Island Boat Company Charlevoix MI Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Whitaker Hudson River Cruises Inc. Kingston NY Board of Directors Bob Bijur Island Queen Cruises Miami FL Chip Collopy Shoreline Marine Company Chicago IL Jim DeSimone Staten Island Ferries Staten Island NY Gus Gaspardo Padelford Packet Boat Company St. Paul MN Bob Lawler Entertainment Cruises Boston MA Alison Nolan Boston Harbor Cruises Boston MA Bob Scribner Charleston Harbor Tours Charleston SC Coleen Stephens Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruies Valdez AK Jim Swindler Golden Gate Ferries Larkspur CA Associate Member Representative Carl Micu John Deere Power Systems Waterloo IA Past Presidents Terri Bernstein BB Riverboats Newport KY Immediate PVA Past President Carolyn Horgan Blue Gold Fleet San Francisco CA PVA Past President Paul Belforti Entertainment Cruises Inc. Chicago IL PVA Past President Executive Director John R. Groundwater Legislative Director Edmund Welch Regulatory Affairs Consultant Peter Lauridsen Director of Finance Leslie Kagarise Director Public Affairs and Development Jennifer Wilk Director of Regulatory Affairs and Risk Management Eric Christensen General Counsel Steven Bers Whiteford Taylor and Preston Editorial Offices Managing Editor Karen Rainbolt pvafoghornaol.com 2771 Houston Dr. Los Osos CA 93402 tel 571 388-7752 Contributing Editor Richard Purinton richardwisferry.com Washington Island Ferry Line Washington Island WI Advertising and Business Offices Publisher Peter Philips peterphilipspublishing.com Advertising Sales Bill Forslund bill philipspublishing.com 2201 West Commodore Way Seattle WA 98199 tel 206 284-8285 fax 206 284-0391 www.philipspublishing.com Environmental Issues About the Cover Safari Quest operated by Seattle-based Un-Cruise Adventures offers overnight cruises to just 22 guests. A member of the PVA Green WATERS Program Un-Cruise Adventures takes passengers to some of the worlds ecologically unique destinations. Story page 6. Photo by JD Andrews Un-Cruise Adventures. 6 Un-Cruise Adventures Becomes First Cruise Line to Partner With Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Commits to Serving Only Ocean-Friendly Seafood When your vessels take travelers to some of the worlds most unspoiled natural wonders theres an expectation for high levels of environmental stewardship. Un-Cruise Adventures delivers by offering sustainable seafood through a partnership with the nations leading seafood sustainability program. 8 A Voyage of Environmental Awareness Bob Shaw takes us on his journey of establishing the importance of environmental awareness and action in the passenger vessel industry. 11 For Salacia 15 Is the New Brand New And Greener Too PVA Green WATERS Member Boston Harbor Cruises has refitted its vessel Salacia with new EPA-certified Tier III enginesthe first to do so in Boston Harbor. Columns 4 Presidents Letter 5 Executive Directors Letter 14 Regulatory Report 16 PVA Calendar 17 Legislative Report 20 How PVA Benefits You 22 New Members 23 Safety Security Matters 28 Member News 30 Newswire 30 Advertisers Index