b'FOGHORN is a monthly publication of thePassenger Vessel Association. Copyright 2019.All rights reserved.PRESIDENTBob Lawler, Boston Duck Tours, Boston, MAVICE PRESIDENTBob Bijur, Island Queen Cruises, Miami, FLSECRETARY/TREASURERColleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruises, Valdez, AKBOARD MEMBERSRichard Davison, Paradise Cruise Ltd., Honolulu, HIJed Dixon, North Carolina Department ofVolume 18, Number 8SEPTEMBER 2019Transportation - Ferry Division, Manns Harbor, NCJim DeSimone, Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, NYSteve Jones, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh, PA FOGHORN Focus: John Loke, Entertainment Cruises, Alexandria, VAPatrick Murphy, Blue and Gold Fleet, TechnologySan Francisco, CAAlison Nolan, Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MAHoyt Purinton, Washington Island Ferry Line, 6 Scanning the Horizon for New Washington, Island, WIJim Swindler, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway andTechnologies? 3D Is Already AboardTransportation District, San Francisco, CA 3D scanning technology can add a whole ASSOCIATE MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE new dimension to your ability of working with Rob McMahon, Pinnacle Marine Corporation, designers, engineers, and staff by virtually Stoddard, WI walking around a vessel from afar. PAST PRESIDENTS 10Technology Steers ChicagoGus Gaspardo, Padelford Packet Boat Co., Operators Businesses About the Cover Saint Paul, MNCritical software technology allows a vesselPVA Vessel member North Jeff Whitaker, Hudson River Cruises, Inc., Carolina Department of Kingston, NY operator to update schedules that everyone inTransportation Ferry Division Margo Marks, Charlevoix, MI the organization can access to know exactlyleased a vessel from PVA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR whats going on at all times.Vessel member Seastreak to John R. Groundwater offer passenger only service to 16Tech Trends 2019 a popular summer destination. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR What technological trends are influencing theStory, page 38.Edmund Welch passenger vessel industry? Maybe more than REGULATORY AFFAIRS CONSULTANT youd think. ColumnsPeter Lauridsen 22Environmental Sustainability 4 Presidents LetterDIRECTOR OF FINANCE and Reducing Plastics in the 5 Executive DirectorsLeslie Kagarise Maritime Sector LetterDIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS Margaret Foster-Roesner returns with Part 2 26Coast Guard ReportAND DEVELOPMENT 28Regulatory ReportJennifer Wilk of her series on how passenger vessel operators30Legislative ReportDIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS can reduce their environmental impact and keep AND RISK MANAGEMENT plastic out of waterways. 32How PVA Benefits YouEric Christensen 26Coast Guard Increases Enforcement 33New MembersMANAGER, SPECIAL PROJECTS of Illegal Charters and Rail Jumping 34Safety MattersZackery Reed Illegal charters are dangerous and present36PVA CalendarGENERAL COUNSEL unfair competition to legitimate vessel operators.37NewswireSteven Bers, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston Now, the U.S. Coast Guard is cracking down38Ferry TaleEDITORIAL OFFICES and transgressors are paying the price.41Member NewsManaging Editor: Karen Rainbolt42Advertisers Indexpvafoghorn@aol.com 2771 Houston Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402 TEL: (571) 388-7752 PRINTED WITHCONTRIBUTING EDITOR: SOY INKRichard Purinton: richard@wisferry.com Washington Island Ferry Line, Washington Island, WIADVERTISING AND BUSINESS OFFICES PASSENGER VESSEL ASSOCIATIONPublisher: Peter Philips, peter@philipspublishing.com tel: 1 (800) 807-8360fax: (703) 518-5151pvainfo@passengervessel.comADVERTISING SALES: FOGHORN (USPS Number 023-702) is published monthly except combined January/February by Philips Bill Forslund: bill@philipspublishing.com Publishing LLC, 4257 24th Avenue W, Seattle WA 98199. Periodicals postage paid at Seattle, WA and 4257 24th Avenue W, Seattle, WA 98199at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FOGHORN, c/o Passenger TEL: (206) 284-8285 FAX: (206) 284-0391 Vessel Association, 103 Oronoco Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314. Copyright 2019 by the www.philipspublishing.com Passenger Vessel Association. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the Passenger Vessel Association.SEPTEMBER 2019FOGHORN 3'