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<br /> <br />\ I::n lo~ ; le,vrd O-ffVn VC(~ (II pbc('cO <br /> <br />0v\ ,\C~ O:c Q J\(~a, . <br /> <br /> <br />Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Boa~ - C/v{1fr ~ <br />Resolution 2001-01 G <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING ASSIST TUGS AND <br />ESCORT VESSELS IN THE SEWARD AREA (Wille) <br /> <br />Wh eas, the residents of City of Seward rely upon the <br />employment pportunities and businesses located on the waterfront within <br />the city limits. <br /> <br /> <br />any businesses operate solely on the waterfront and <br />afe usable dock space. <br /> <br />Whereas, <br />they revolve aroun <br /> <br />Whereas, Larg motor vessels are not fail safe and incidents <br />involving these vessels ar not uncommon. <br /> <br />Whereas, Most of th oreign flagged ships currently calling on the <br />Port of Seward do not use assist d escort vessels, with the exception of <br />one of the major cruise lines. <br /> <br /> <br />Whereas, The United States Coast Guard does not require the <br />reporting or documenting of "close calls near misses." <br /> <br />Whereas, Several incidents, collisi s and casualties have been <br />reported in the city of Seward limits and the sta of Alaska. <br /> <br />Whereas, The City of Seward, its business and its citizens would <br />endure substantial economic hardships if any of thes local facilities were <br />substantially damaged. <br /> <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE <br />COMMERCE ADVISORY BOARD: <br /> <br />Section 1. The board recognizes the importance of intact pier fa . ities to <br />local waterfront businesses and the employment they provide. <br />