Infamous MV Susitna Finally Put to Use in the Philippines

The Philippine Red Cross has taken delivery of their newest and largest humanitarian and and disaster response ship, the infamous MV Susitna. The Susitna was delivered to the PCG late last month following a 15,000 mile voyage across the Pacific Ocean aboard a Harley Marine Services barge. The story of the Susitna, not to mention the vessel itself, is an interesting one. … [Read more...]

A Borough In Alaska is So Close to Finally Selling the ‘World’s Most Ridiculous Ship’

They say that two happiest days of boat owner's life are the day they buy the boat and the day they sell it. For a small borough of 88,000 outside Anchorage, Alaska, that latter day may be just around the corner. That's because officials in Matanuska-Susitna Borough are just a few steps away from finally offloading the MV Susitna, a prototype vessel that is half … [Read more...]

The World’s Most Ridiculous Ship Is Up For Sale [UPDATE]

Update: MV Susitna Finally Put to Use with Philippine Red Cross Update II: October 17, 2013 - The Mat-Su Borough is still the owner of the M/V Susitna. This week, the Anchorage Daily News reported that the Borough had rejected a two million dollar offer from a shipping firm in Abu Dhabi to buy the ship. So for now the Susitna has been put into “wet lay-up” for the … [Read more...]