Saturday, August 4, 2012
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Alaska Charts Dangerously Outdated According To NOAA

“Much of Alaska’s coastal area has never had full bottom surveys to measure water depths,” according to Cmdr. James Crocker, commanding officer of the NOAA Ship Fairweather upon embarking on...

August 4, 2012
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Noble Drillship Nearly Wrecks on Alaskan Shore [UPDATE]

Murphy’s Law was proven once again this weekend as the Noble Discoverer, a Shell-contracted drill ship destined to start drilling in arctic waters, encountered ground tackle issues of some sort...

July 15, 2012
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Friday, July 13, 2012

“Maneuvering Error” Caused Alaskan Ferry Slam

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) found that the May 7, 2012 allision of the M/V Matanuska with the Ocean...

July 13, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shell’s Arctic Assets Set Sail for Alaska

Two oil rigs and a flotilla of support vessels slated to commence exploratory drilling off Alaska’s North Slope have departed on their trip up north from Seattle shipyards. AIS data...

June 27, 2012
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Monday, June 11, 2012
Oil Spill

US Army Ship Monterrey Aground In Alaska

The United States Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from the crew of a United States Army vessel after they reportedly struck an object and began taking on water...

June 11, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Alaskan Ferry T-Bone’s Fish Processing Plant [INCIDENT VIDEO]

Here is some video taken from onboard the Matanuska ferry at the moment it crashed into the Ocean Beauty Seafood dock and processing plant in Petersburg, Alaska on May 7....

May 22, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Engineering News

Vigor Industrial Acquires Alaska Ship & Drydock

Combination to Further Strengthen Maritime Industry and Jobs in Alaska and Across the Pacific Northwest   Alaska Ship and Drydock Inc. (ASD) and Vigor Industrial this week jointly announced their...

February 9, 2012
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
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After Breaking 300 Miles of Ice, USCG Cutter Healy and Russian Fuel Tanker Arrive in Nome

NOME, Alaska — The tanker vessel Renda and the Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrived just offshore of Nome Saturday at 5:13 p.m. and preparations are commencing to ensure a safe fuel...

January 14, 2012
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Friday, January 13, 2012
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Approaching Anchorage in the Ice – POTD

Another cool shot from Dustin Lemke, Ship’s engineer/ Photographer/Yeti…  

January 13, 2012
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Russian Tanker Renda Meets USCG Regs, Gets Underway for Fuel Mission to Nome

(US COAST GUARD) Coast Guard inspectors completed a port state control exam on the double-hulled ice-classed Russian tanker Renda today in Dutch Harbor. “The tanker vessel Renda met all applicable...

January 3, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012
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Alaskans Express Serious Concerns About Arctic Offshore Drilling

In an article in the Anchorage Daily News, Lois Epstein, Arctic Program director for The Wilderness Society, and member of the Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee for the DOI’s Bureau of...

January 2, 2012
Total Views: 54

Monday, November 14, 2011
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Catching Crabs in Alaska, it’s Not What it Used to Be

– By Scott Campbell Jr., The Wall Street Journal Many people think I’m crazy for making a living by catching crabs in Alaska. Battling 20-foot waves in icy conditions and...

November 14, 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Environmental Groups Challenge Air Permits For Shell’s Arctic Oil Drilling

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Environmental groups have filed a formal challenge to air-quality permits that Royal Dutch Shell needs to drill for oil in the Arctic. The challenges, filed Monday, represent the...

October 24, 2011
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shell Clears Air Permit Obstacle for Alaska Offshore Drilling Plans

By Cassandra Sweet, The Wall Street Journal Online The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed a longtime obstacle to Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Arctic offshore drilling plans, granting the company final...

September 20, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Time to Take Alaska Out of the Icebox

By Scott Borgerson and Scott Minerd The Arctic might be the world’s final — and possibly most attractive — emerging market. While most investors are focused on the economic potential...

July 22, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crowley Deploys Double-Hull Petroleum Barges to Western Alaska

Barges are Among the First Double-Hulled, Environmentally Friendly Barges in Western Alaska Waters Anchorage, Alaska:  Crowley Maritime Corp. is deploying two new double-hulled, combination deck cargo and tank barges this...

June 22, 2011
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crowley’s Double Hull Petroleum Tank Barges for Western Alaska

Crowley’s double-hull, environmentally friendly barges, 165-1 and 165-2 (SEATTLE, May 10, 2011) – Preparing to take environmental protection of Western Alaska waters to a whole new level, Crowley Maritime Corporation...

May 10, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Shell Close to Alaska Drilling Permit

HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- Shell Oil may be close to winning permission from the U.S. Department of the Interior to drill up to five wells in the waters off of Alaska,...

May 2, 2011
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Judge Orders Exxon, Governments To Resolve Valdez Spill Claim

A federal judge has ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Alaska to expedite talks on a 2006 claim by the federal and...

March 9, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Coast Guard releases report on sinking of Alaska Ranger

Photo: A crew member of the Alaska Ranger is taken on board the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. The Alaska Ranger began taking on water 120 miles west of Dutch Harbor...

January 13, 2011
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