JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 • FOGHORN 47 MEMBERNEWS • Emergency response center • Fuel facility with a total storage capacity of 48,000 gallons • Site improvements including expansion of the San Francisco Bay Trail • New harbor seal float to prevent habitat displacement The facility is named after Ron Cowan, an Alameda businessman and lifelong champion for expanded ferry service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cowan founded the Harbor Bay ferry service in the 1980s, chaired the Blue Ribbon Task Force that called for the creation of WETA in the 1990s. In 2016, the WETA Central Bay facility was dedicated to and named after Cowan. The total construction cost of the project, which began in 2016, was $50 million, funded by State Proposition 1B through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration. WETA opened its Charlene Haught Johnson North Bay Maintenance and Operations Facility on Mare Island in 2016. That facility provides similar capability for vessels used in the Vallejo ferry service. n Caravel Woodwind Charters Inc Mr. Steve Dunham Zephyr Cove, NV Vessel Member www.tahoecruises.com Golden Gate Zero Emissions Marine Mr. Joseph Pratt Alameda, CA Associate Member www.ggzeromarine.com Gulf Coast Yacht Group Mr. Tim Jones Orange Beach, AL Associate Member www.gulfcoastyachtgroup.com International Zinc Association Ms. Shannon Pole Durham, NC Associate Member www.zinc.org Massachusetts Maritime Academy Ms. Maryanne Richards Buzzards Bay, MA Associate Member www.maritime.edu Newbanks Group, Professional Maritime Experts Mr. Dennis Newbanks Annapolis, MD Associate Member www.newbanksgroup.com R. A. Mitchell Co. Inc. Ms. Jennifer Mitchell DeMello New Bedford, MA Associate Member www.ramitchell.com Reliable Industries Mr. Adam Stanga Elmwood, LA Associate Member www.store.reliableindustries.com VT Halter Marine Mr. Robert Socha Pascagoula, MS Associate Member www.vthm.com PVA WELCOMES NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 46 www.incatcrowther.com 17 x 26m + 3 x 29m Catamaran Passenger Ferries | NYC Ferry 4 x 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferries | San Francisco Bay Ferry OPERATIONAL STUDIES FUNCTIONAL DESIGN PRODUCTION DESIGN PROCUREMENT CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT THROUGH-LIFE SUPPORT CONSULTING DESIGNER OF ROBUST, EFFICIENT PASSENGER VESSELS Incat Crowther E V E R E V O L V I N G E V E R I M P R O V I N G