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

  • 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

  • , 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

  • 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

  • MR Nov-19#83  status information for the 
in Alaska and used on the Yukon)
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    providing steamboat engines maximizes rope lifespan and provides and deck equipment for river boats built clear lift line status information for the in Alaska and used on the Yukon River operator at all times. MacGregor’s expe- during the gold rush days of the late rience in intelligent maritime cargo and

  • MR Nov-19#46  715 miles north of 
Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic. The Healy)
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    was the ? rst surface The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) is in the ice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, about 715 miles north of Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic. The Healy is in the Arctic with a team of about 30 scientists and engineers aboard deploy- ing sensors and autonomous subma- rines

  • MR Nov-19#45  heavy ice-
for the purchase of Alaska the U.S. has  from shippers)
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    in 1867 of open water has attracted attention the service currently has just one opera- capability requires suf? cient heavy ice- for the purchase of Alaska the U.S. has from shippers, ? shermen, tourists, scien- tional heavy icebreaker and one medium breaking vessels, reliable high-latitude been an

  • MN Nov-19#24  response re- The Network is an Alaska-based  nationally-important)
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    COLUMN OP/ED tives to meet key oil spill response re- The Network is an Alaska-based nationally-important and ecological- quirements in Alaska and the Arctic. non-pro? t organization funded by ly-sensitive area, and stakeholders’ While ? exibility is normally an asset the maritime industry, and we

  • MN Nov-19#22  1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, 
verse wildlife, ecosystems)
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    spill prevention and response readiness in the United States. amazing regions of the world, with di- On the heels of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, verse wildlife, ecosystems, and weather OPA 90 fundamentally changed the way pollution response patterns. But the Arctic Is changing: management

  • MN Nov-19#18  in the Gulf for service in Alaska has to 
Here and overseas)
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    INSIGHTS built. A vessel built in the Gulf for service in Alaska has to Here and overseas, Fernstrum continues to drive trends in emerging markets. These include under- have a cooling system designed for both conditions. You water tidal turbines, AUV’s and ROV’s. Tell us a bit won’t pass sea trials in

  • MN Nov-19#8  Executive Of? cer of the Alaska Mar- Dredging Contractors)
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    30 Number 11 Huxley- Paine Custard Reynard Buddy Custard is the President and Michael Gerhardt is Vice President, Chief Executive Of? cer of the Alaska Mar- Dredging Contractors of America, and itime Prevention & Response Network. the CDMCS Pipeline Taskforce Director. He possesses extensive knowledge

  • MT Oct-19#61  the island of Kiska, Alaska. The discovery 
completes)
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    bow section a quarter of a mile away 300 feet above the main wreckage, Images: Photo courtesy of Viewport3 Image: Valeport off the island of Kiska, Alaska. The discovery completes the mission undertaken by the sons of the submarine’s captain – Mannert L. Abele 12 years ago. As an aid to the understanding

  • MN Sep-19#54  in  President and CEO of Alaska Tanker  Head of Cyber)
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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS DeVilbiss Chao Pyne Andersen & Stevenson Bramson than 20 years of experience working in President and CEO of Alaska Tanker Head of Cyber Security. A recognized the transportation and logistics indus- Corp.; and Joseph Pyne, Chairman of leader with a strong track record of try

  • MN Sep-19#51  R/V Delivered to University of Alaska
The 40’ x 13’ research)
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    , Lufkin (a GE on the ? rst U.S.-? agged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in Company) and MacGregor. Armstrong R/V Delivered to University of Alaska The 40’ x 13’ research vessel Nanuq recently entered service for the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. In a

  • MN Oct-19#56  BHGI VT Halter Marine 
Alaska. This expansion into Kodiak)
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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS The American Equity Underwriters Lapeyrouse BHGI VT Halter Marine Alaska. This expansion into Kodiak Carolina is now the service center for severity of workers’ compensation ac- provides local marine electronics and Lake Assault Boats vessels in North cidents for the prior

  • MN Oct-19#54 ., J. Goodison Company, 
JAG Alaska, Inc. Seward Shipyard)
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    ing Group, Heartland Fabrication, new 3.5-acre site location also includes the costs of compliance. The ACTion Hughes Bros., J. Goodison Company, JAG Alaska, Inc. Seward Shipyard, La- a 75’ x 150’ high bay fabrication shop group will begin offering safety man- Ship, Marinette Marine Corporation, with

  • MN Oct-19#51  conditions of Western Alaska, an 
area that has a short)
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    Plans New ATB for Enhanced Western AK Services fuel products. The 410-foot ATB will have enhanced fea- tures for the demanding conditions of Western Alaska, an area that has a short open-water season and river terminals with limited water depths. The tug will be constructed by Master Boat Builders of

  • MN Mar-19#53  served as the Di- president, Alaska. Dreyfus now has 
Logistics)
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    rector of Policy and Legislative Affairs. “Bal” Dreyfus has been appointed vice Crowley Makes Cohen most recently served as the Di- president, Alaska. Dreyfus now has Logistics Group rector of Government Affairs for the management responsibility for all Mat- Organizational Changes Crowley Logistics

  • MT Sep-19#8  at the University of Alaska  vessel Sonne were examining)
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    Marine Micro- R/V Nanuq Delivered Freedom The College of Fisheries and Marine biology (MPI) on board the research ROV/AUV Science at the University of Alaska vessel Sonne were examining the pos- Fairbanks added a new Armstrong sible environmental impact of deep Marine-built research vessel to its sea

  • MR Aug-19#72  and 
built military, patrol  Alaska. Vigor excels at 
and)
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    . Since 1987, in seven locations with United States Marine, 2,300 people in Or- Inc. has designed and egon, Washington and built military, patrol Alaska. Vigor excels at and special warfare specialized shipbuild- United States Marine boats ranging in length ing and ship repair. from 21 to 90 ft

  • MR Aug-19#70 , ferries, lift 
nia to Alaska. AAM has  boats, barges)
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    Mor- cializing in building gan City, La., designs, aluminum ? shing ves- builds and overhauls sels used from Califor- tugboats, ferries, lift nia to Alaska. AAM has boats, barges, offshore exclusive North Ameri- supply vessels and can building rights with other steel and alumi- Teknicraft Design, Ltd

  • MR Aug-19#33  its hybrid powered 530  Alaska (via the Northwest passage))
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    Antarctic, Greenland, Iceland and due to the reduced motions an accelera- both during transit and at zero speed.” now deploying its hybrid powered 530 Alaska (via the Northwest passage). The tions given by this hull shape leading to She said “The vessel is equipped with passenger Roald Amundsen, with

  • MN Aug-19#88  and 
egon, Washington and Alaska. Built around a collection)
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    3,500 dealers in over operating in seven locations with 2,300 people in Or- 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines and egon, Washington and Alaska. Built around a collection of complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial unique assets and differentiated capabilities, Vigor excels

  • MN Aug-19#79  
vessels in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, some of the world’s larg-
est)
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    marine environments around the world including on vessels for dive, rescue, and recovery in Panama, commercial ? shing vessels in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, some of the world’s larg- est ports and shipyards, and vessels along the U.S. Gulf Coast. SONARAY is a trusted name in the world’s tough- est blue

  • MN Aug-19#72  for river boats built in 
Alaska and used on the Yukon)
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    located on the historic west bank of the Mississippi River. This ? rm began by providing steam- boat engines and deck equipment for river boats built in Alaska and used on the Yukon River during the gold rush days of the late 1800’s. Today, Schoellhorn-Albrecht is lo- cated in Saint Louis County, Missouri

  • MN Aug-19#42 ,  boat to the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association, retro)
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    delivery of a 75’ pilot Finders, GPS Chart Plotters, Autopilots, GMDSS, So- nars, ECDIS, AIS, Satellite Communications Equipment, boat to the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association, retro? t of GMDSS, VDR, Loud Hailers and more. These products Brandywine, one of the ? rst Chesapeake class launches built

  • MN Aug-19#41  boat for the Southwest Alaska Pilots, both built 
by)
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    during the past year included the new IPS-drive Virginia Pilots 55-ft Chesapeake class launch and a new water-jet propelled boat for the Southwest Alaska Pilots, both built by Gladding Hearn. https://humphree.com/ www.marinelink.com

  • MN Aug-19#18  Company:
from California to Alaska. Recognized for craftsmanship)
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    range. All American Marine began operations over 30 years ago by specializing in building aluminum ? shing vessels used The Company: from California to Alaska. Recognized for craftsmanship BAE Systems’ Power and Propulsion Solutions busi- and high quality, All American Marine has attained exclu- ness area