Career Training for Marinas

Successful ports and harbors depend on the efforts of skilled, well qualified employees to operate mooring basins and docks in a professional manner. There are affordable options available to aid in this effort.

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About Pacific Harbor Advisors

Pacific Harbor Advisors is the consulting firm founded by Alan Sorum of Valdez, Alaska. Sorum has been extensively involved with port and harbor planning efforts. We specialize in helping marinas operate more effectively and safely.

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Marina Planning Programs

Effective operation and care of a marina depends on the implementation of a diverse number of planning documents and procedures that are best developed in advance of an incident or issue that actually requires their guidance.

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Maintenance and operation of small craft harbor and marina facilities requires the use of unique and challenging solutions, especially in our climate of chronic deferred maintenance and limited budgets.

These solutions depend on good planning. There are several vital documents or plans that should be developed by your facility to ensure safe and efficient operation. Scheduling maintenance and providing adequate response to customer needs cannot occur until a thorough self-assessment and inventory of your resources is developed which planning can provide.

Pacific Harbor Advisors have the experience necessary to advance your small craft harbor or marina facility planning to the next level and help maximize use of your limited resources.

Projects and initiatives we can help your facility with include:

  • Environmental and Best Management Practices
  • Operation Plans and Marine Facilities Handbooks
  • Risk Management and Workplace Safety
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Facilities Maintenance and Scheduling
  • Marina Management and Business Planning

Please visit our work products and resources page for examples of planning projects that might benefit your facility.

Contact us through the United States Postal Service, by email or with the contact form found below.
Alan Sorum – Certified Marina Manager
Pacific Harbor Advisors
Post Office Box 3218
Valdez, Alaska 99686-3218