Merging Pacific Storms Could Produce 17-Meter Wave Heights

Update: This storm has produced significant wave heights in excess of 57.8 feet (19.6 m)! Read the update here. Post-Tropical Hurricane Force Storm Lan will move rapidly northeast and transfer its energy to a developing storm low that will move towards the southwestern Bering Sea and western Aleutian islands. This developing storm will deepen very rapidly to a dangerous … [Read more...]

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 about as well as possible given the conditions. The rescue actually started just after midnight last Thursday when the commercial fishing vessel Lady Gudny reported it was experiencing fuel filter issues at sea with … [Read more...]

Chinese Navy Ships Make First Appearance in Bering Sea

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China's military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said it was the first time the United States had observed … [Read more...]

Sea Story – ‘Tor Viking II’ Rescues Disabled Cargo Ship ‘Golden Seas’ from Bering Sea

On December 3, 2010, the 738-foot long MV Golden Seas, carrying a cargo of Canola seed and with an estimated 450,000 gallons of intermediate fuel oil, 11,700 gallons of diesel, and 10,000 gallons of lube oil on board, became disabled in the Bering Sea while underway from Vancouver, Canada to the United Arab Emirates. With seas upwards to 20-feet, the AHTS Tor Viking II was … [Read more...]

Bering Sea Storm Is One for Record Books

Post-tropical cyclone Nuri is officially one for the Bering Sea record books, and that's saying something... At approximately 06:00 UTC November 8, (10 p.m. AKST, Friday, November 7), the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center recorded the central pressure of post-tropical Nuri at 924mb over the Bering Sea. In terms of central pressure, this storm is now one of … [Read more...]