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Monterey Harbor News
October 2018


In This Issue
Princess Star
Seaborn Sojorun
Boat Operator Licensing
Piling Replacements
Harbor Clean Up
Cruise and Tall Ships
Paying Passengers?
Cruise Ship Princess Star Arrives - 
Tuesday - October 9

Boaters please be mindful of the Federal Regulations regarding Cruise Ship and navigating near or around them for your safety and the ship operations.  

STAR Princess

Inaugural Cruise: February 13, 2002

Christener: Gunilla Antonini (wife of Dr. Corrado Antonini, executive chairman of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani)

Guest Cabins: 1,297

Passengers 2600

Crew 1100

Number of Decks: 17

Tonnage: 108,977

Length: 951 feet

Height: 201 feet

Cruise Ship Seaborn SoJourn Arrives - 
Saturday - October 13

Boaters please be mindful of the Federal Regulations regarding Cruise Ship and navigating near or around them for your safety and the ship operations.

The second of Seabourn's new class of ships, Seabourn Sojourn, was also built at T. Mariotti yard in Genoa. Her debut was on June 6, 2010 in the middle of the River Thames in London. Seabourn 

Ship's Registry: Bahamas 
Passenger capacity: 458 
Gross Tonnage: 32,000 grt. 
Length: 650 feet 
Breadth: 84 feet 
Maximum speed: 19 knots 
Maiden Voyage: June 2010 

State of California Recreational Boat Operator Licensing
Now the Law
After you complete the approved online  boater course contact your boater insurance company. Some insurance companies are offering premium  discounts for any aged boater completing the approved online course.

As of January 1, 2018, the mandatory boating safety education law goes into effect, and will be phased in by age. If you operate any type of motorized vessel on California waterways
(including powered sailboats/paddlecraft),
you will be required to pass an approved boating safety examination and carry a lifetime California Boater Card.

January 1, 2018 Persons 20 years of age or younger

January 1, 2019 Persons 25 years of age or younger

January 1, 2020 Persons 35 years of age or younger

January 1, 2021 Persons 40 years of age or younger

January 1, 2022 Persons 45 years of age or younger

January 1, 2023 Persons 50 years of age or younger

January 1, 2024 Persons 60 years of age or younger

January 1, 2025 All persons regardless of age


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Fender Pilings
Harbor workers Rick, AJ, Jerry, and Ron work to install replacement fender pilings on wharf 2. Our ongoing project of completing critical wharf repairs include quite a few fender pilings and fendering hardware. At the Marina entrance, and along wharf 2 you can find steel sleeving being installed over the damaged wood pilings. The sleeves are left to set and settle for several months then cut to height, bolted, and capped.
Harbor Clean Up
"Maybe you have maybe not" Each month divers from CSUMB Marine Biology Program volunteer their time and dive for garbage in and around the Monterey Harbor. Over the last five years it is amazing what the dive team has found and recovered. It is like the Johnny Cash song, "One piece at a time": Transmissions, toilets, guns, steering wheels, cylinder heads, batteries, cables, TV's. tires, tools galore, and many other items. Over time we have mapped the cleaned areas. Please keep items from falling in our precious waters. Dispose of items in proper waste, recycling bins, and keep docks clear of items that may fall into the water
Cruise Ships
Cruise Ship Warning
The City of Monterey will be hosting six more cruise ships and three educational vessels in the last few months of 2018. Please be mindful of operations. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Harbormasters Office 831-646-3950.

Marine Life Studies
Marine Life Studies is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting our ocean, whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife. 

Our mission is to acquire knowledge and share knowledge and inspire the next generation of whale, 
dolphin and ocean conservationists. 

We acquire knowledge through on-going research, share and utilize that knowledge to encourage conservation, and inspire the public, especially children, 
with our educational programs.
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