One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon

...unique case. Across the state are hundreds of derelict boats. In Bethel's Steamboat Slough alone are dozens of decaying hulls. DNR is in charge of what happens on state lands - in the Challenger's case, it's the land at the bottom of Gastineau...
Coast Guard invades Juneau for 'roundup' to everyone at the same time and we have the dive team coming up from California to verify and do minor maintenance on the hulls of all of the ships."The Coast Guard has booked Centennial Hall for Monday and Tuesday, with hundreds of active-duty Coast...
Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

...breaking Team Kohara's catamaran out from under them. Hatch cover gone, portholes blown out, one of four points that hold the hulls together cracked and trying to part. Then things began to go wrong. Kohara sailed into the Gateway City just before midnight...
Hull damage forces Shell Arctic support ship back to dock

...Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday.It was unclear if the mishap would delay Shell's plan for drilling this summer.The crew of the...
Trooper helicopter spots hunter missing near Petersville

...Troopers say 49-year-old Charles Hull was found at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday...The helicopter directed ground crews to Hull. He was to be medically evaluated after four nights away from his hunting camp.Hull at about 7 a.m. Saturday left a hunting...
Today In Sports History for Sept. 11

...heats.1926 - The United States captures the Davis Cup for the seventh straight year as it beats France 4-1.1935 - Helen Hull Jacobs wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships for the fourth straight year.1937 - Don Budge beats Gottfried...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Sept. 7, 2015

...lives. After a boat capsized near Point Couverden, it was a LeConte watchman who spotted six men clinging to its overturned hull. It was a LeConte lifeboat that motored to their aid. It was the LeConte's crew who saved their lives. The Alaska Marine...
What's happening this week, Nov. 4-10

...local singers and accompanists including Alaska's Kit, Scarlett Adam, Becky Bear, Albert Dunn, Derrick Grimes, Patricia Hull, Katrina Lee, Brooke Leslie, Kylynn Machir, Tom Melville, Jocelyn Miles, Bobbi Mitchell, Madi Nolan, and Mike Pearson...
French sailor had no fear in leaping to rescue boat

...He plans to return to his native France, grab his bag and cat and go hitchhiking around the country to find a new aluminum hull."As a priest has been called by God, the ocean has called me," Wattecamps-Etienne said. "It's for life."? Wattecamps-Etienne...
Empire Editorial: Strong action needed to avoid repeat of Challenger sinking

...issue for the critical problem it is. Every day that goes by, we're seeing more evidence wash up. With every fouled prop and hull dinged by debris, we're seeing more need for action.The state of Washington offers one path forward. In 2002, it began...


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