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Shell awaits damage report on vessel for Arctic drilling

...blowout-response equipment required by federal regulators for Arctic offshore drilling can be repaired at a remote Alaska port or must head to dry dock elsewhere.Inspectors that include divers continue to assess damage to the 380-foot Fennica...
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Coast Guard cutter forced into retirement

...2022. Alaska will get five 135-foot fast-response cutters total. Two have already been commissioned in Southeast Alaska ports. The Coast Guard said it wants the other three to be in one port. Homer would need a harbor expansion to accommodate...
Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...treatment systems are more rudimentary than those of large, commercial cruise ships, the floating cities that visit Alaska ports discharge far greater volumes of wastewater.In May, the 3,500-passenger Norweigan Jewel, which visits Juneau...
Crashes brought safety steps for tourism flights

...suspension, she wrote.Andrews said Holland America will continue offering flightseeing excursions in Ketchikan and other Alaska ports but has offered guests a chance to cancel any currently booked flightseeing excursion this week with a full refund...
My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward

...I am proud of fighting for Alaska's unique needs: protecting Bypass Mail; getting special permanent funding for Alaska ports; telecommunications and ferry service in Southeast; working with the delegation to save Essential Air Service.We...
2014 Southeast Alaska Business and Community of the Year Awards

...provided a regional contribution to the Southeast Alaska business climate. In November 2013 the company expanded Southeast Alaska ports of call to include Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Thorne Bay, Craig, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Juneau, as well as expanding...
State news roundup for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

...nation with the highest amount of fish landed, mostly walleye pollock, for the 16th year in a row. The southwestern Alaska port landed 752 million pounds, up from 706 million pounds in 2011. Legislation would create commission to study issues...
Magazine readers choose Petersburg for national honor

...500 vessels. While it accommodates pleasure boats, Petersburg is primarily a fishing town.It does not have a deep water port, so large cruise ships and their thousands of passengers bypass Petersburg in favor of other Alaska port towns.
Samson to begin Juneau service next month

Sitka-based Samson Tug and Barge will begin service in Juneau and other Southeast Alaska ports on Nov. 8, fulfilling a condition of Lynden Transport's buyout of competitor Northland Marine Services earlier this year...
Southeast area sport fish report

...Chinook salmon fishery throughout the region should continue to be productive into mid-July, as the inner Southeast Alaska ports will have hatchery fish returning to enhance local fisheries, while the outer coast ports will continue to have the...


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