Newsletter of the Pacific Coast Congress of
 Harbormasters and Port Managers, INC.

March 2014
PCC Harbormasters
In this issue


The RANGEMARKER is the newsletter of the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers, Inc.
Membership of the PacificCoast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers, Inc. (PCC) is well represented by harbormasters, port managers, marina owners,corporations, firms and institutions of higher education. All of which, support the objectives of the Congress. If you are new to the profession, operate a marine facility or are involved in the marine industry and are looking for valuable and current information, membership in the PCC is your organization. Join today and see what the PCC members are doing in their ports and marinas.
For Membership Information please go to our web site at www.pccharbormasters.org
 Professional Services and Vendors


Please visit our vendors for products and professional services. As members their contribution is invaluable to our industry in both product quality, services and information. They represent a wide variety of products from computer software, construction, engineering, products and more.

Click below for a full list and links to our vendors:


Come hear Chip Hanauer at this conference.

He will be one of our great speakers in Newport!

The hydroplane racing legend is one of most successful unlimited hydroplane racers in history. He won a record 11 American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cups and drove one of the most famous boats in APBA history, the Miss Budweiser. In 1995, Chip became the youngest inductee into the U.S. Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Chip is an entertaining and charismatic speaker. His goal is to help others achieve greater success and satisfaction as members of a professional team, inspire them to appreciate the gifts which already surround us all, and learn skills which will enhance personal success, satisfaction, fun and happiness!

Chip now shares his unique perspective on boats, boating and enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest.

You can visit his website by clicking on the link

Where is the next Conference?    

We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary in Newport Oregon

April 8th - 11th, 2014 at the

Newport Shilo Inn Oceanfront Hotel
536 SW Elizabeth St
Newport, Or 97365
Phone 541-265-7701

Please visit the clickable links for thing to see and do





"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."


"Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites"


"Career Training for Ports and Marinas
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About 8 years ago, the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers began to discuss ways that they could increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism of employees of their harbours.  The president at that time, Ray Majeski, was the harbormaster in Sitka, Alaska so he turned to the local campus, University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka to investigate training opportunities for harbor employees.

The timing couldn't have been more perfect.  The Sitka Campus was applying for a grant which provided the opportunity to develop online courses at a non-academic level.  The courses were developed in close partnership with the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers, the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, the Harbour Authority Association of British Columbia, and Washington Sea Grant.  Drawing from these professional organizations, UAS partnered content experts with instructional designers.  The content experts were expert in the fields of Oil Spill Prevention, Fire Safety for Marinas, and other topics related to Harbor Management.  The instructional designers were expert in how to develop an engaging effective online course, but relied completely on the professionals to provide the content.  An education committee from PCC provided the initial direction for UAS to take and ensured that the result would be the kind of quality that would truly support the industry.

Ten courses now comprise the Career Training for Ports and Marinas program. PCC provides certificates at 3 levels.  Complete any 3 courses of your choice for Level 1 Certification, another 3 courses of your choices for Level 2 Certification, and the last 4 courses for Level 3 certification. The courses are:

1.      Marine Structures and Materials

2.      Facility Safety

3.      Oil Spills: Prevention, Preparedness and Response

4.      Fire Safety for Ports and Marinas

5.      Customer Service for Ports and Marinas

6.      Marina Utilities: Electrical Systems

7.      Marina Utilities: Water and Sanitary Sewer

8.      Hazardous Materials and Waste: Risks and Controls

9.      Harbor Operations and Planning

10.  Harbor Administration

All of the courses are offered online.  They take approximately 12-15 hours of actual work, but students are given 3 months to complete them.  Clear navigation instructions and tutorials are provided when students begin, so that even if they've never taken an online course before, they quickly learn how easy it is.  Content material is provided through text and pictures or audio lectures accompanied by notes; there are interactive self-check activities, and sometimes a short written account of an actual walk-about the harbor.  Students are in touch with the instructors for the courses by email.  Instructors are Shannon Kinsella, Ray Majeski, Larry Boyer, Alan Sorum, Eric Olsson, John Lewis and David Garrett.  All instructors are professionals in the field of harbor management.

Check out the UAS website to learn more about each course and about the instructors or to register for a course.  They cost $195 per course.  

Welcome aboard our New Members!

Washington State Parks
Alan Wolslegel 

Columbia River Port Engineers
Christian Steinbrecher

OBEC Consulting Engineers
Jenny Carlson

Executive Secretary at 800.236.0748 or  click here to send an email

Cliff Maynard 
The Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters
120 State Avenue, PMB 231, Olympia, WA 98501
Toll-Free: 800-236-0748 Fax: 800-236-0748
Email: cmaynard3@wildblue.net or clmaynard2@msn.com