PASSENGER VESSEL ASSOCIATION tel: 1 (800) 807-8360 • fax: (703) 518-5151 • pvainfo@passengervessel.com MAY 2017 • FOGHORN 3 Volume 16, Number 04 MAY 2017 FOGHORN (USPS Number 023-702) is published monthly except combined January/February 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, c/o Passenger Vessel Association, 103 Oronoco Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314. Copyright 2017 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 is a monthly publication of the Passenger Vessel Association. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. President – Jeff Whitaker, Hudson River Cruises, Inc., Kingston, NY Vice President – Gus Gaspardo, Padelford Packet Boat Co., Saint Paul, MN Secretary/Treasurer – Bob Lawler, Entertainment Cruises, Boston, MA Board Members Bob Bijur, Island Queen Cruises, Miami, FL Chip Collopy, Shoreline Marine Company, Chicago, IL Richard Davison, Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events, Honolulu, HI Jim DeSimone, Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, NY Alison Nolan, Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA Hoyt Purinton, Washington Island Ferry Line, Washington Island, WI Bob Scribner, Charleston Harbor Tours/Schooner Pride, Charleston, SC Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruises, Valdez, AK Jim Swindler, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, CA Associate Member Representative Carl J. Micu, John Deere Power Systems, Waterloo, IA Past Presidents Margo Marks, Beaver Island Boat Company, Charlevoix, MI Dave Anderson, Fire Island Ferries, Bay Shore, NY Terri Bernstein, B.B. Riverboats, Newport, KY 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 pvafoghorn@aol.com 2771 Houston Dr. Los Osos, CA 93402 tel: (571) 388-7752 Contributing Editor: Richard Purinton richard@wisferry.com Washington Island Ferry Line Washington Island, WI Advertising and Business Offices Publisher: Peter Philips peter@philipspublishing.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 FOGHORN Focus: Human Resources About the Cover Washington State Ferries adds its newest ferry to its growing fleet. Built by Vigor, the Chimacum was delivered on April 7. Story, page 36. Photo courtesy of Vigor. 6 Employer Assisted Housing in the Passenger Vessel Industry Miller Boat Line realizes that attracting younger workers to their operation means offering housing in order to hire and retain talented team members. Jake Market explains. 10 Human Resources Issue and Trends in the Passenger Vessel Industry What are the biggest issues and trends impacting the passenger vessel industry? Five vessel operators across the nation weigh in. 14 The (Free) Employee Benefit You Already Have Younger workers want jobs that offer learning and advancement potential. Vessel operators can encourage employees to take advantage of the Passenger Vessel Foundation’s scholarship grants for professional growth. 17 Hiring Seasonal and Year-Round Employees There’s a dizzying array of ways to reach and communicate with prospective employees. Here are some that may work for you. 20 Enabling Maritime Safety Information Sharing and Analysis: Can an Airline Safety Program Enhance Passenger Vessel Safety and Security? Jeffrey P. Novotny makes the case for the need for information sharing to improve safety throughout the passenger vessel industry. Columns 4 President’s Letter 5 Executive Director’s Letter 22 Legal 24 How PVA Benefits You 26 Legislative Report 28 Regulatory Report 30 Safety Matters 32 Safety Alert 33 Newswire 36 Member News 37 New Members 38 PVA Calendar 38 Advertiser’s Index