Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Aurora-Qamun atb

Crowley Takes Delivery of Second Alaska-Bound ATB

U.S.-based Crowley has taken delivery of its new 55,000-barrel articulated tug-barge (ATB) to serve in the Alaska Jones Act market. The Aurora/Qamun is a 410-foot, double-hulled ATB specially designed to...

June 24, 2021
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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska
Cruise Ships

Effort to Bring Cruises Back to Alaska Is Delayed as Senators Wrangle

By Lillianna Byington (Bloomberg Government) — Efforts to revive cruises to Alaska as the pandemic eases have exposed divisions among U.S. lawmakers, with some favoring a new loophole to an existing...

May 1, 2021
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Deadliest Catch Is About To Get Deadlier As Arctic Thunderstorms Are Predicted To Intensify

By Yereth Rosen (Reuters) – Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms — along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring — if current climate trends continue,...

February 25, 2021
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Cruise Ships

Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season is Costing the State Bigly

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the cruise industry is hitting Alaska harder than another state in the nation, according to a new report by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)....

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 90

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Maritime News

Crowley Orders 55,000-Barrel ATB for Western Alaska Operations

Crowley Fuels has signed construction contracts to build a 55,000-barrel, articulated tug-barge (ATB) to serve the Western Alaska market. Crowley says the 410-foot ATB will be specially designed for the...

August 27, 2019
Total Views: 43

Monday, July 29, 2019
Maritime News

Alaska Ferry Workers, State Try Mediation to End Strike

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) – Alaska ferry workers and state officials were seeking a federal mediator’s help on Saturday to end a strike that has disrupted travel...

July 29, 2019
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Alaska Commercial Fishermen Brace For China Tariff Pain

By Yereth Rosen (Reuters) – Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. Now they face a new challenge: the United States’ trade war with...

August 13, 2018
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Alaska Officials Still Bullish on China Natural Gas Pipeline Partnership

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 11 (Reuters) – Alaska officials on Wednesday said they remain confident that China will help the state achieve its decades-old dream of building a...

July 12, 2018
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Maritime News

Arctic Refuge Just the Start as Trump Moves to Unlock Alaska Oil

By Alex Nussbaum (Bloomberg) — Drilling for crude in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may be just the start as President Donald Trump seeks to revive Alaska’s beleaguered oil industry....

December 20, 2017
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How an Alaskan Fisherman Turned $80 Into $1.1 Billion by Popularizing Trash Fish

By Alex Sazonov (Bloomberg) — Chuck Bundrant was a college freshman with $80 in his pocket when he drove halfway across the country to Seattle to earn a few bucks...

July 19, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017
cook inlet rigs

U.S. to Offer Over 1 Million Acres Offshore Alaska in Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday announced it will offer approximately 1.09 million acres off Alaska’s southcentral coast for oil and gas development in a lease...

May 19, 2017
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Five Rescued from Grounded Tug in Southeast Alaska

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew from Sitka, Alaska rescued five crew members from a tugboat Thursday after running aground in the Sumner Strait in southeast Alaska. The aircrew hoisted the five...

March 3, 2017
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Headed to Seattle for Repairs

The damaged tug Samson Mariner is returning to Seattle, Washington for repairs after running aground last week while towing a barge in Alaska’s Inside Passage northwest of Ketchikan. The U.S....

February 24, 2017
Total Views: 58

Friday, February 17, 2017

Coast Guard: 1,100 Gallons of Diesel Spilled from ‘Samson Mariner’ in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local agencies are continuing to respond to the tugboat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in...

February 17, 2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Sustains Minor Hull Breach After Grounding in Alaska’s Inside Passage

Friday Update: The Coast Guard said 1,100 gallons of diesel were spilled from the tugboat. The tug and barge have been secured. Story here.  Thursday: A U.S. Coast Guard pollution...

February 16, 2017
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Search Suspended for Six Missing Crew of F/V Destination in Bering Sea

Update 2: NTSB Says Icing Caused Fatal Sinking of FV Destination in Bering Sea Update 1: Searchers Locate FV Destination Wreck in Bering Sea The U.S. Coast Guard has suspend the search...

February 14, 2017
Total Views: 71

Monday, January 9, 2017
Maritime News

Disabled Fishing Vessel, Coast Guard Cutter Rescued from Gulf of Alaska

A rather complex rescue went down in the Bering Sea Gulf of Alaska a few hundred miles from Kodiak, Alaska over the weekend but luckily it appears to have ended...

January 9, 2017
Total Views: 38

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Fishing Vessel Alaska Juris

Search Finds Oil Sheen But No Sign Of Alaska Juris

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The United States Coast Guard (USCG), has called off the search for the missing fishing vessel Alaska Juris which is presumed sunk in approximately 5,400 feet of...

July 31, 2016
Total Views: 60

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maritime News

46 Rescued from Bering Sea After Abandoning Sinking Fishing Vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard along with good samaritan vessels responded  Tuesday to 46 crewmembers aboard a commercial fishing vessel who were forced to abandon ship in the Bering Sea near...

July 27, 2016
Total Views: 35