b'SAFETYMATTERSpated in four different rescue operations that resulted in saving four individuals in June and July. In a public announcement, Scarton recounted the serious incidents. A Samish crew rescued a person whose kayak overturned [on July 15] near our Lopez Island terminal. On July 9, Walla Walla crewmembers saved an overturned kayaker while the vessel was docked in Edmonds. A few days earlier on July 5, two separate Kaleetan crews assisted in the rescue of a person who went overboard near Bremerton. The captain and crew ofM/V Fireball , operated by Fire Island Ferries, rescued a familyOn June 7, Spokane crewmembers saved a person that riders of six moments before their recreational boat sank. The Coast Guard delivered thespotted in the water between Edmonds and Kingston.uninjured family to shore. Credit: Fire Island Ferries. Scarton added I am continually impressed by the way our vessel crewmembers show why we are the best and Adhering to federally mandated regulations, U.S. Coastsafest ferry system in the world. We will be honoring these Guard-inspected passenger vessel operators continuallyemployees, and others from the last several months, with train their crew on safety practices and drills, including fi re,Life Ring Awards. abandon ship, and man-overboard. It is because of theseScarton presented the awards virtually in an all-staff drills and training exercises that several PVA members werewebinar. I extend my utmost admiration and thanks to all able to successfully rescue at least 15 victims in recent weeksof you for your commitment to safety.who found themselves in trouble. Fire Island FerriesWashington State Ferries On the evening of July 26 while underway on its usual On July 16, Amy Scarton, Assistant Secretary, Washingtonroute, the captain and two crewmembers of M/V Fireball, a State DOT/Ferries Division, Seattle, WA (Washington Stateferry operated by Fire Island Ferries, Bay Shore, NY, encoun-Ferries) commended ferry crewmembers who had partici- tered and responded quickly to a sinking of a disabled recre-WORLD CLASS VESSEL DESIGNHIGH VALUE SHIPYARD SUPPORTTRUSTED OWNER AGENTBMT provided engineering and technical support for Golden Gate Ferries in the repower and refurbishments of the Spaulding-class vessels M.S. MARIN, M.S. SONOMA, and M.S. SAN FRANCISCOContact us at 703-920-7070 or inquiries@bmtdp.comAUGUST 2020FOGHORN 35'