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Tracking cruise ship pollution may prove tough

...track of the wastewater systems on a ship, an independent observer would have to have a good understanding of what...allow a decent check for opacity. Conway said any independent observer would spend a lot of time watching the chief engineer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121999/Ope_news.html
Opinion
Measure takes trash to task

...initiative passes, ships also will be required to have a U.S. Coast Guard ocean ranger on board to act as an independent observer monitoring pollution standards, as well as sanitation, health and safety practices. The data will be given to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081706/loc_20060817006.shtml
News
Firm gets aerial aid in seismic work in Kenai

...Kenai has also been talking with Buccaneer about the road work. City Manager Rick Koch said the city will have an independent observer, paid for by Buccaneer, on-site whenever the contractors are working, and that Buccaneer will notify neighborhoods...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-20/firm-gets-aerial-aid-seismic-work-kenai
State
Ocean Rangers begin sophomore season

...vessel. Ships are not required by Alaska law to report pollution not believed to originate from them. Being an independent observer can make an Ocean Ranger feel like a lone ranger on the ships, but Mickelson said he enjoys the mix of people...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051509/loc_440189174.shtml
Alaska editorial: Vote no on cruise tax

...required to welcome a marine engineer licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard or retained by the state to act as an independent observer of the shipboard sanitation, health and safety practices. The ships would be charged $4 per passenger to cover...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071406/opi_20060714009.shtml
Opinion
State says cruise ship head tax mandate is unclear

...entering the marine waters of the state is required to have a marine engineer ... on board the vessel to act as an independent observer." "If they only get on and off in port, then they (the ships) can dump anything they want before the rangers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030907/sta_20070309021.shtml
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