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

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

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

January 13, 2011
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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

October 28, 2010
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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
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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

December 16, 2009
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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

December 15, 2009
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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

July 17, 2009
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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

April 29, 2009
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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

July 8, 2008
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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 –

June 22, 2008
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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

June 5, 2008
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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

April 19, 2008
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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

April 8, 2008
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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

February 28, 2008
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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

February 27, 2008
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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

January 21, 2008
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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

January 18, 2008
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