Alaska

  • Derecktor Shipyards has emerged victorious in the battle to build a pair of high speed ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway Systems.

    Late last month, Paul Derecktor, Alaska Governor Tony Knowles, State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe Perkins and several Alaska State Officials attended the signing of the contract at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau.

    Derecktor Shipyards teamed with Nigel Gee and Associates (NGA) Ltd. of Southampton, England and will use one of their original designs, developed expressly for the Alaska project.

    The new boats are designed to be safe, high-speed RoRo passenger ferries that minimize costs and can interface with existing AMHS docks and pier side facilities. The vessels will be designed to carry 250 passengers on the main deck and 35 large vehicles, of the type mostly used in Alaska, on the cargo deck at a continuous-rating service speed of 35 knots and with great comfort up to sea state 6.

    This project, funded by the Federal Government will allow the State of Alaska to link Sitka to Juneau with fast modern boats, capable of a comfortable one-day round trip, and improve service to communities in Prince William Sound. The first vessel is scheduled to enter service between Juno and Sitka at the beginning of 2004, while the second vessel should follow a year later.

    "These ferries will improve transportation in coastal Alaska and will help the Alaska Marine Highway System improve its bottom line," DOT Commissioner Perkins said. "This is the beginning of a whole new era in marine transportation in Alaska." The Alaska Marine Highway System has been operating year-round since 1963, with regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service to 32 communities in Alaska. It carries over 300,000 passengers every year.

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  • Shipping Routes (TASR) It is time for the global maritime industry to push development of Trans Arctic Shipping Routes (TASR) and port facilities along Alaska’s northern coast. Not only for shipping goods from the Pacific to Atlantic and vice versa, but specifically to facilitate development of specialized

  • Alaska Barge Lines (ABL), Inc., the new service begun by Seattle businessman Gordon D. McMillan and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Inc., recently had its first sailing out of the Port of Tacoma, Wash. ABL operates a flat deck barge transporting containers and breakbulk cargo to Anchorage and

  • , Mobil Oil Corporation, and Union Oil Company of California in the Federal District Court of Anchorage to block enforcement of the Alaska State Tanker Law and related implementing regulations which became effective Friday, September 16. In announcing this action, Mr. Reynolds noted

  • A device that increases the efficiency of barges is gaining in popularity on the West Coast, especially for Seattle to Alaska and Southeast Alaska runs. Many people report that Hydralift skegs substantially increase the efficiency of towed barges. This results in either increased towing speed or

  • Ferries for Alaska’s harsh conditions, built in Alaska by Alaskans. Vigor and Elliott Bay Design Group team up for a winning combination as the new Alaska Class Ferry Project takes shape. With its network of islands and fjords, rugged mountains and spectacular tidewater glaciers, Alaska’s Inside Passage

  • The second major barge to be built by Northwest Marine Iron Works' facility in Portland, Ore., in 1976, was recently christened. The barge Alaska, which cost approximately $8 million, received the traditional champagne christening blow from Mrs. Bella Gardiner Hammond, the wife of Alaska Governor

  • A plan to build a pipeline from the Kuparuk River Oilfield, west of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to join the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was announced recently. The joint venture project would require building 36 miles of common carrier pipeline, it was announced by Kuparuk Pipeline Co., an Atlantic

  • Alaska Maritime Agencies has announced the appointment of David R. Enroth to vice president. He has been associated with the firm since 1974, and has been general manager f o r the past five years. Mr. Enroth's experience in the maritime industry began in 1967, and includes seagoing and shoreside po

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) delivered the Alaskan Frontier, the first of four Alaska-class double-hull oil tankers being built for BP Oil Shipping Company, USA. Touted as state-of-theart ships and environmentally friendly — backed by an innovative diesel-electric propulsion

  • to build three double hull tankers for BP. The deal, worth approximately $630 million, calls for a tanker trio which will carry crude from Valdez. Alaska, to U.S. West Coast ports. The contract includes options for three additional vessels, driving the potential price-tag for the project to well more than

  • The ARCO Alaska, a 188,500- dwt San Diego-class tanker built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., was recently received by Arch Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company. John M. Murphv, vice president for NASSCO Corporate Relations

  • MT Apr-19#53  system (INS)
Monitoring the Alaskan Subduction Zone: 
• Second)
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    • Sonardyne acoustic modems Zone and elsewhere. • Dual frequency GPS receiver embedded in an inertial navigation system (INS) Monitoring the Alaskan Subduction Zone: • Second GPS antenna/receiver to align the INS Dr. Chadwell and his research team completed a mission to • High precision acoustic

  • MT Apr-19#23  from Southern California to 
Alaska. Before 2013, divers reported)
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    and trained citizen scientists with Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) conducted 10,956 roving-div- er surveys from Southern California to Alaska. Before 2013, divers reported an abundance of sea stars, but between 2013 to 2017 the population collapsed. Scientists from Simon Fraser Univer- sity

  • MT Apr-19#22   don’t have data for northern Alaska.” “This is likely because)
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    populations of large sun- the southern part of their range, and we Ochre star. ? ower sea stars once abundant along don’t have data for northern Alaska.” “This is likely because this disease the West Coast of North America, ac- Since 2013, sea star wasting disease has many hosts, and other species

  • MR May-19#59  for all  veloped for coastal Alaska.  years, we have come)
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    is being de- growing collaboration over the last three the Danish ? rm OSK-ShipTech A/S. system is mandated by the IMO for all veloped for coastal Alaska. years, we have come to believe that AIS Ørgârd’s interest was in the development ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards Karsten Pedersen, CEO

  • MN May-19#56   the ?  shing industry of Alaska. After  mediate past Chairman)
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    a new Services. He began his career at sea in cancer on March 16, was AAPA’s im- slate of leaders during the association’s the ? shing industry of Alaska. After mediate past Chairman and the as- annual Spring Convention. Scott a period with ARCO marine’s tanker sociation’s 2019 Cruise Person of the

  • MR Mar-19#50  Xpress is fully in-
tip of Alaska has been facilitated by)
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    east coast to the western through an increased Committed In- bility, and holds a multi-layered, global II and Islander. Fleet Xpress is fully in- tip of Alaska has been facilitated by the formation Rate (CIR) and Maximum spectrum portfolio covering L-band, tegrated with the ships’ phone systems recent

  • MR Mar-19#41  for exploratory cruising in Alaska; Baja, California; the)
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    two 100-passenger expedition cruise ships contracted by and r;u=oulvl$_;u;1ou7vr;-hv=oub|v;?=l built for Lindblad Expeditions for exploratory cruising in Alaska; Baja, California; the Paci? c Northwest; Costa Rica & Panama and Belize. National Geographic Venture mea- _oov;|oY?|_;?ou?7Lv?o1-?Y-]l sures 238

  • MT Mar-19#18   completed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Another is planned for)
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    under every 100 minutes or so. One ground station has already been 2 feet, will be part of a payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Another is planned for con- scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Cali- struction before the end of the year atop Smith Hall at the

  • MN Feb-19#54 , seeing a total of 75 new 
Alaska’s North Slope 
ABS recently)
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    historic launch campaign Cook Inlet Tug & Barge ABS Offcially Opens New Acquiring Assets on Global Headquarters with SpaceX, seeing a total of 75 new Alaska’s North Slope ABS recently held its offcial ribbon- satellites deployed over less than two Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB), a cutting ceremony, formally

  • MN Feb-19#52  Washington University.  
Alaska, graduated from the University)
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    Anchor- ter’s in Public Administration from age and Seward. Thomas, a native of After her retirement from the Navy the George Washington University. Alaska, graduated from the University in August 2011, she served as presi- February 2019 MN 52

  • MN Feb-19#43  
cifc Coast into Canada, to Alaska including remote ports)
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    they can assist services throughout the Puget Sound, along the Pa- stay connected at all times ensuring operational continuity cifc Coast into Canada, to Alaska including remote ports and feet communications. Nevertheless, price – especially above the Arctic Circle, and across the Pacifc Ocean for coastwise

  • MN Feb-19#31  from 30 states, from Alaska to Ohio to Con-
necticut)
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    . • Leverages CAP 204 funds and non-Federal partnerships. As noted, ACE received a total of 95 pilot project ap- plications from 30 states, from Alaska to Ohio to Con- necticut, and Puerto Rico; surely refecting “geographical diversity” and, without a doubt, clearly demonstrating in- terest and need

  • MR Jan-19#40  will be able to explore the Alaskan  center, three restaurants)
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    to take ac- new and unique destinations. From 2020, in? nity pool, a panoramic sauna, wellness tion.” said Skjeldam. guests will be able to explore the Alaskan center, three restaurants, a number of bars, An estimated 15 metric tons of plastic ends wilderness on board the MS Roald Amund- the Explorer Lounge

  • MR Jan-19#15  been com-
pleted in Fairbanks, Alaska. Another is 
planned for)
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    control the sat- ellites as they orbit the planet over the poles every 100 minutes or so. One ground station has already been com- pleted in Fairbanks, Alaska. Another is planned for construction before the end of the year atop Smith Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The increasing

  • MR Jan-19#11  vessels oper-
ating in Alaska waters will continue to)
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    waterways. A somewhat different standard will apply to vessels engaged in operations in the Paci? c Region. Passenger vessels oper- ating in Alaska waters will continue to be subject to the current graywater re- quirements. State inspections States will be allowed to conduct their own inspection

  • MN Jan-19#51  Pilot Boat  
The Southwest Alaska Pilots Association has)
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    199 feet Capacity: 16 scientists / 13 crew Maximum Speed: 13 knots Southwest AK Pilots Take Delivery of Gladding-Hearn Pilot Boat The Southwest Alaska Pilots Association has taken deliv- ery of a new pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Notably, the wheelhouse, mounted

  • MR Dec-18#39 , and Quantum 
ing in Alaska; Baja, California; the)
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    by and built for Lind- Schottel bow thruster is installed to as- blad Expeditions for exploratory cruis- sist mooring evolutions, and Quantum ing in Alaska; Baja, California; the Pa- Maglift stabilizers were added to this M/V M/V ci? c Northwest; Costa Rica & Panama second vessel. and Belize. Both

  • MN Dec-18#41  Laid: April 
17.2 feet Lights/Alaska Diesel,  7, 2017
Tier)
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    (2) Volvo Hull Type: 56 feet Penta D13-700, Deep-V monohull EPA Tier 3 Ellis Island Beam: Genset: 12 kW Northern Keel Laid: April 17.2 feet Lights/Alaska Diesel, 7, 2017 Tier 3 Depth: Radar: (2) Furuno Delivered: June 9.1 TZT-14" MFD display 26, 2018 w/chart plotter Draft: Potable water: Fuel:

  • MN Dec-18#39  to Baja, California; Alaska; and the 
Depth: 16.4)
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    USA, sails internationally to Costa Rica, Panama, and Breadth: 40 feetBollard Pull: 80 metric tons Class: ABS Belize, and nationally to Baja, California; Alaska; and the Depth: 16.4 feetBuilt: Eastern Shipbuilding Radar: (2) Furuno Paci? c Northwest. The impressive Venture carries 100 guests and 50 crew

  • MN Dec-18#36  of two Ro/Ro ABS Classed Pas-
Alaska by Alaskans. As such,)
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    is the ? rst ferry of its kind ever built in and 53 vehicles loaded via both a bow and stern door. M/V Tazlina is the ? rst of two Ro/Ro ABS Classed Pas- Alaska by Alaskans. As such, it is a symbol of Alaska Ma- rine Highways System (AMHS) and the state of Alaska’s senger Ferries built by Vigor in Ketchikan

  • MR Nov-18#103 , and all of the handrails are 
Alaska Pilots Association took)
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    , In October this year, the Southwest pair of Hamilton HM651 water jets and station. An eight-camera LCD CCTV main deck, and all of the handrails are Alaska Pilots Association took delivery reaches a top speed of 29 knots. In ad- system is installed in the wheelhouse, heated by a hydronic deck heating

  • MR Nov-18#51 , there’s the 
COMPLIANCE: ALASKA APC | OPA90 SMFF | CHINA)
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    and transportation on WRECK REMOVAL, & MARINE SERVICES secure waterways, so there’s a homeland piece of the secure waterway, there’s the COMPLIANCE: ALASKA APC | OPA90 SMFF | CHINA SPRO economic piece there, and then there’s a modernizing piece. You know, we have 50,000 aids to navigation out there

  • MN Nov-18#100  in Puerto Rico Cummins Alaska
nate a four-day “LNG as)
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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Credit: TOTE Tote’s bunkering operations in Puerto Rico Cummins Alaska nate a four-day “LNG as Fuel Work- Coast Guard commandant’s strategic Cummins to provide enhanced on- shop” Sept. 17-20, 2018, for future vision for the service as well as the Island support for the commercial

  • MN Nov-18#98 , Crowley 
their Ketchikan, Alaska of?  ce. Sarah  tail sales)
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    with a passion for the mari- has added another professional to Joe Ruddell has been promoted to re- time industry. Since 1984, Crowley their Ketchikan, Alaska of? ce. Sarah tail sales manager at Dawes Rigging & has provided more than $3 million Nichols joins the team as a Marine Crane Rental. Ruddell