Port of Everett Seeks Input on Crane Lighting Demo

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Everett would like the community to participate in a crane lighting demonstration happening from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 at the seaport.

The port is gathering feedback on a pair of Federal Aviation Administration airspace navigation compliance options it is considering related to the installation of container cranes acquired for South Terminal.

The FAA requires that any structure taller than 200 feet located within applicable flight zones must be marked or illuminated per FAA Obstruction Marking and Lighting Requirements.

The South Terminal cranes are 215 feet tall, and the port is near the flight paths for both Naval Station Everett and Providence Hospital. As such the port is considering the following options:

• Keep the cranes as they are and mark the parts that exceed 200 feet with the current white and orange hash markings, or

• Paint the cranes to match the port’s shorter, 197-foot tall cranes at Pacific Terminal, and install red and white pulsating lights, to be continuously lit, on the portion that exceed 200 feet.

To find out more information and to weigh in go to http://www.portofeverett.com/your-port/port-of-everett-lighting-demonstration.

By Sarah Spangler