Monday, October 17, 2022
commercial crab fishing town

Climate Change Decimates Alaska Snow Crab Fishery

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this week that it had canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea for the

October 17, 2022
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Friday, April 8, 2022

Why Did Russia Sell Alaska, The United State’s Gateway To The Arctic?

The tensions with Russia are rising, while global warming is opening up the Northwest Passage. As a result, the US Navy and US Coast Guard are increasing

April 8, 2022
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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Alaska Worries For Its Salmon Run As Climate Change Warms Arctic Waters

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb 25 (Reuters) – With marine heat waves helping to wipe out some of Alaska’s storied salmon runs in

February 26, 2022
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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

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

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,

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

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.

October 22, 2020
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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

August 27, 2019
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 24, 2017
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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

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

February 16, 2017
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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.

February 14, 2017
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