Thursday, October 28, 2010

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean”

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean” If you have ever eaten a McDonald’s Filet-o-fish there is a good chance that it came from the Alaska Ocean. The Alaska Ocean is...

October 28, 2010
Total Views: 1178

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ship Photo of the Week – Cordova, Alaska

This weeks photo come to us from off the cost of Cordova, Alaska.

August 22, 2010
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ATB is Largest Ever to Transit Alaskan Waters

Crowley’s petroleum transportation group recently made history, as its 155,000-barrel ATB, Sea Reliance/550-1, became the largest of its kind to have ever transited Alaskan waters.  Under the watchful command of...

December 16, 2009
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

UAF chooses shipyard to build Alaska Region Research Vessel

More than three decades ago, marine scientists in the United States first identified the need for a research vessel capable of bringing scientists to Alaska’s icy northern waters. The University...

December 15, 2009
Total Views: 3

Friday, July 17, 2009

What the heck is it? Mystery “goo” found floating off Northern Alaskan Coast

This is pretty gross.  In the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow in Norther Alaska, a mysterious “goo” has been spotted drifting in a strand of 12 to 15 miles...

July 17, 2009
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

M/V Selendang Ayu Oil Spill and Sinking

On Monday, Alaskan state officials announced that the owners and operators of the bulk freighter, M/V Selendang Ayu, that sank off the north shore of Unalaska Island in the Bering...

April 29, 2009
Total Views: 356

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Spirit of Glacier Bay – Cruise Ship Hard Aground in Alaska

Maritime Global Net tells us: Cruise West’s Spirit of Glacier Bay is reported to have run aground in Glacier Bay. The US Coastguard is attending the incident. There are no...

July 8, 2008
Total Views: 26

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger

In a feature appropriately titled “Worst Case Scenario” Popular Mechanics brings us “The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger“. They write: “Mayday, mayday, mayday. This is the Alaska...

June 22, 2008
Total Views: 31

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pocket Cruise Ship Grounds in Alaska

The Juneau Empire is reporting: A cruise ship scraped the bottom of the Tracy Arm fjord Wednesday morning, forcing its crew to cut short its trip and call the U.S....

June 5, 2008
Total Views: 3

Saturday, April 19, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Sinking of the Alaska Ranger – Fishing Master vs Captain

The fishing vessel Alaska Ranger, which sank last month west of Dutch Harbor had aboard both a captain and a fishing master. Tragically neither survived the sinking. Some of the...

April 19, 2008
Total Views: 97

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Fire Incidents

Queen of the West Fire this AM

An engine room fire at 12:31 this morning forced an evacuation of Queen of the West. From a Coast Guard Media Release: SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, state and local...

April 8, 2008
Total Views: 10

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I want to ba an Ocean Ranger

Seven Seas Mariner in Skagway, Ak …not really, the cadence actually sounds more alluring than the job. I’d like to see the old Love Boat series glamorize this position. Come...

February 28, 2008
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

M/V Cougar Ace – Marine Salvage Through A Geek’s Glasses

Editor’s Note: Looking for information on the Baltic Ace tragedy? Catch gCaptain’s full coverage HERE or read, Are RoRo’s Safe?, for more information on RoRo safety. Wired Magazine is featuring...

February 27, 2008
Total Views: 92

Monday, January 21, 2008

Coast Guard C-130 Air Drop – Video

A short clip from our friends at the USCG; Kodiak, Alaska-Jan 17, 2008–An Air Station Kodiak C-130 crew perform drop training. USCG video by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson. .

January 21, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 18, 2008
Oil Spill

Alaska Oil Spill – M/V Dolphin

Seattle based Trident Seafood’s 175′ freighter Dolphin with 34,000 gallons of diesel aboard grounded south of Wrangel AK. Dolphin spilled an unknown amount of fuel. The Juneau Empire story is...

January 18, 2008
Total Views: 8