FEBRUARY 7, 2017


Turner Joy readies for dry dock

Josh Farley, January 30, 2017, Kitsap Sun

The first sign of the Turner Joy’s impending departure showed up Monday in Sinclair Inlet

A massive crane arrived to help unhook the famed Navy destroyer, now a museum that attracts 40,000 people a year to the Bremerton waterfront, from its moorings.

The ship is scheduled to be towed by tug Thursday to a dry dock on Lake Union. There, at Lake Union Dry Dock Co., its underbelly will scrubbed of all sea growth and paint as part of Navy-required maintenance.

Read more here:  http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/local/2017/01/30/turner-joy-readies-dry-dock/97262018/




Ex-Seattle port CEO speaks out after resignation

Associated Press, February 6, 2017, The Brownsville Herald

The ex-Port of Seattle chief executive said Monday he wants to “clear the record and his good name” in the first public comments he made since he resigned last week.

Ted Fick, who was CEO for less than three years, denied allegations against him in a performance review released by the port Friday. He responded in written comments to The Seattle Times (https://goo.gl/yCPZvp ) after declining an interview.

The internal documents say that that Fick covertly gave himself a $24,500 raise, inappropriately accepted gifts for travel and sporting events and potentially directed port business to his father’s company, among other accusations.

Read more here:  http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/business/article_fe071b3f-51dd-559c-8f5d-9969af4f6ebb.html



Ex-Port of Seattle CEO fires back, says illegal payouts weren’t his idea

Mike Rosenberg, February 6, 2017, The Seattle Times

The former CEO of the Port of Seattle has denied some of the sharpest allegations made against him before his resignation last week, and said he largely blames the commissioners overseeing the Port for a pay bonus the state auditor has called illegal.

Ted Fick, saying he wanted to “clear the record and my good name,” on Monday issued his first public comments since resigning as the Port’s chief executive last week.

Fick resigned on Wednesday, and two days later the Port released a lengthy performance review that outlined how elected commissioners overseeing the agency had lost trust in him.

Read more here:  http://www.seattletimes.com/business/ex-port-of-seattle-ceo-fires-back-says-illegal-payouts-werent-his-idea/


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