On September 10th, USCG’s Captain Marie Byrd told PCNC that the Bay Area is a vital source for petroleum and agricultural goods and that these resources could be at risk from an earthquake or other catastrophic event. USCG is working with Northern California Ports, the Harbor Safety Committee as well as the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) to support preparedness.
“The Propeller Club of Northern California salutes the success of Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. Chris’ announcement of his retirement represents a great loss to the Port and the Northern California maritime community. He was a friend and supporter of PCNC and we will miss him.”