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Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

...can turn to the double articulated A-frame crane off the stern. The crane can rotate down almost flush with the water for towing or to help hoist a sediment corer sunk 70 feet into the ocean floor, Whitledge said."To pull that back out requires many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/arctic-research-vessel-sikuliaq-prepare
State
Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

...can turn to the double articulated A-frame crane off the stern. The crane can rotate down almost flush with the water for towing or to help hoist a sediment corer sunk 70 feet into the ocean floor, Whitledge said."To pull that back out requires many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/arctic-research-vessel-sikuliaq-prepare
State
Lost crab pots still catching king crab in Kodiak Island bay

...not very big, and that's a lot of pots."Pots likely were lost when lines were cut by boat propellers, commercial barge towing bridals or ice, the researchers concluded. They also could be lost if floats tied to the pots sank.Crabs are drawn to pots...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/lost-crab-pots-still-catching-king-crab
State
Skijoring: Winter fun with your dog

...off in a flash behind his Labrador retriever. "This is going to be an adventure," he said, as the dog took naturally to towing him down the trail - both staying on the same side of the trail as instructed.Tom Schaff said his dog loves to pull on his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/skijoring-winter-fun-your-dog
Sports
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...of marine animals including endangered right whales are currently being reviewed by NOAA Fisheries.The projects involve towing seismic air guns behind vessels for hundreds of miles, over months and years. The guns emit strong bursts of air and sound...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...of marine animals including endangered right whales are currently being reviewed by NOAA Fisheries.The projects involve towing seismic air guns behind vessels for hundreds of miles, over months and years. The guns emit strong bursts of air and sound...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Panel collects details of Shell drill ship towing procedures

ANCHORAGE - A towing plan for a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill...from the center, broke away from its towing vessel in 20-foot swells Dec. 27...faced by the Kulluk and its 360-foot towing vessel, the Aiviq.The decision to begin...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-22/panel-collects-details-shell-drill-ship
State
Anchorage leaders consider towing crackdown

...reviving an effort to crack down on city towing companies.Assemblymen Dick Traini and...new ordinance that's intended to make towing more "humane" for drivers, The Anchorage...Traini and Honeman want to set limits on towing companies' charges, toughen enforcement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-11/anchorage-leaders-consider-towing-crack
State
Emergency towing exercises set for this week

...cruise ship, tugboat and helicopter will take part in emergency towing system exercises Wednesday and Thursday in Gastineau Channel...is designed to develop the best procedure for deploying the towing system on a cruise ship in emergencies. For more information...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-18/emergency-towing-exercises-set-week
Local
Grounded towing vessel spills up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel near Nome's harbor

NOME - A towing vessel went aground on rocks near Nome's harbor and spilled up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the ocean, officials said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-13/grounded-towing-vessel-spills-1000-gall
State

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