*NOTE: The crane lighting demonstration includes the illumination of two pulsating white and red lights temporarily installed on one of two cranes. If the FAA compliant option of lighting is implemented, there would be three lights on each crane; six lights total. The demo is taking place in the cargo yard, located east of their final placement on the South Terminal Wharf (see image on flier). The formal comment period closes at the end of day, Wednesday, February 5; the temporary lights for the demo will be turned off at approximately 6 a.m. the next business day, Thursday, February 6.
The Port of Everett invites community members to participate in the crane lighting demonstration taking place at the Seaport Wednesday, January 29 thru Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The purpose of the demonstration is to gather feedback on two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airspace navigation compliance options being considered by the Port as part of the installation of its recently acquired container cranes at South Terminal.
WHAT ARE THE FAA REQUIREMENTS?
FAA regulations require any structure exceeding 200 feet in height and located within applicable flight zones be marked and/or lighted in accordance with FAA Obstruction Marking and Lighting
Requirements. Because the South Terminal cranes are 215 feet tall, and the Seaport is in proximity to the flight paths for both Naval Station Everett and Providence Hospital, the cranes must remain in compliance with these regulations to support the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace.
We need your feedback! The two options up for consideration are listed below.