Harbor News

USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

USCGC MUSTANG Promotes Safety First

  By LT Matthew Brinkley, Commanding Officer, USCGC MUSTANG – In preparation for National Safe Boating Week and the 2015 fishing and boating season, your local US Coast Guard Cutter MUSTANG (WPB 1310) wants to share some reminders to stress the importance of safety to help reduce boating accidents and fatalities. Boating safety is one of the Coast Guard’s top […]

May 15, 2015 ·

Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska

United States Coast Guard 17th District Alaska News Release – Coast Guard Observes National Safe Boating Week in Alaska KODIAK, Alaska — In recognition of National Safe Boating Week 2015, the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary across Alaska are encouraging and promoting safe boating practices to protect lives at sea. The National Safe Boating Week campaign is a public outreach […]

May 15, 2015 ·
Council approves another public crane study

Council approves another public crane study

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- After a great deal of debate, and two rejections of amended versions, the Seward City Council members Monday night approved an engineering contract with Moffat & Nichol to further study the feasibility of one or two public use cranes in the Small Boat Harbor, and appropriating $9,800 for the study. The locations for study listed […]

May 13, 2015 ·
Seward Harbor Opening Weekend May 16

Seward Harbor Opening Weekend May 16

May 13, 2015 ·
Council reconsiders, approves harbor fee increases

Council reconsiders, approves harbor fee increases

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council approved certain increases to the harbor fee structure at its Monday April 27th meeting that will help the city harbor department pay for new services and boat cleaning infrastructure at Seward Municipal Industrial Center, SMIC. The 5-2 council vote came upon written reconsideration filed by Councilwoman Marianna Keil, […]

April 29, 2015 ·

Opinion: Where does your boat sewage go?

By Heather Leba – Did you know that the Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of raw sewage from a vessel within 3 nautical miles of the U.S. coast? As the summer boating season approaches and more boats are utilizing coastal harbors, it will be important to keep your sewage management strategy in mind. Where do you dump your sewage […]

April 22, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·
M/V Spirit of Adventure Update

M/V Spirit of Adventure Update

According to USCG senior marine investigating officer Lieutenant Rven T. Garcia of Sector Anchorage, a ball valve left open in the port engine room allowed water to flood into the below-deck space on December 6, 2014 and sink the Spirit of Adventure, owned and operated by Major Marine Tours out of Seward. In an e-mailed communication, Lt. Garcia said that […]

April 6, 2015 ·
To Attract Fishing Boats, Start With Infrastructure Say Fishermen at Seward Meeting

To Attract Fishing Boats, Start With Infrastructure Say Fishermen at Seward Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Seward fishing community showed up in force at a mid-day work session of City Council and the Port and Commerce Advisory Board. Council and PACAB had a question: How do we attract fishing boats to Seward? The fishermen and women had an answer: build more infrastructure and develop marine service businesses. Seward fishermen […]

April 6, 2015 ·
Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

Governor Nominates AVTEC Instructor/Charter Captain to Fisheries Council

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service dated March 13, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker nominated Andrew (Andy) Mezirow of Seward as one of Alaska’s five representatives to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The US Secretary of Commerce (NMFS) must still approve Mezirow’s nomination. Of three candidates to fill seat 2, (recreational […]

March 16, 2015 ·
PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

Public Notice ___________________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board’s (PACAB) regularly scheduled meeting on April 1st 2015 is hereby substituted with a Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council with the discussion topic of How to attract more fishing vessels to Seward At noon in Council Chambers. The PACAB Regular Business meeting will […]

March 13, 2015 ·

PACAB Hears from City Administration and Public

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At the regular Port and Commerce Advisory Board meeting on March 4, assistant city manager Ron Long briefed board members on a city administration initiative to modify the system by which city of Seward taxes vessels kept within city limits. Code requires the city to tax personal property such as a vessel, at its true […]

March 13, 2015 ·
UAF Partners with Alutiiq Pride Hatchery for Research, Restoration, and Business

UAF Partners with Alutiiq Pride Hatchery for Research, Restoration, and Business

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery lies tucked into a seaside corner with University of Alaska Fairbanks, Seward Marine Center and the Alaska SeaLife Center very near the place where the city of Seward began. Resurrection Bay still provides clean seawater to all. Through a sharing of resources and personnel, a desirable symbiosis has furthered […]

March 10, 2015 ·
New Travel Lift at SMIC Passes First Heavy Test

New Travel Lift at SMIC Passes First Heavy Test

  By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Shortly after high tide on Tuesday, city of Seward’s new 330-ton travel lift successfully lifted the Mary J out of the water at Seward Marine Industrial Center. A big-boned gal, Mary J weighs about 250 tons. This simple feat becomes simply remarkable when one considers that just one week earlier, the lift arrived […]

March 6, 2015 ·
AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 14-19

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 14-19

March 6, 2015 ·
NOAA vessel Oscar Dyson visits Seward

NOAA vessel Oscar Dyson visits Seward

The NOAA fisheries and oceanographic vessel Oscar Dyson arrived in Seward from Ketchikan, but soon departed for its home port of Kodiak. Built in 2005, it measures 63×15 m (206.7′ x 49.2′), 2218 gross tonnage. By comparison, the ice capable research vessel Sikuliaq, now in its home port of Seward, is almost 55′ longer and 1,211 tonnes heavier at 79.71 x15m […]

February 28, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq arrives home to Seward

R/V Sikuliaq arrives home to Seward

 

February 23, 2015 ·
Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

Sikuliaq arriving in Seward Monday!

A Message from the City Clerk – The new R/V Sikuliaq will be arriving in Seward for the first time on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Crews plan to pass by Lowell Point at abou 11:30 a.m., travel by the Seward Marine Center and the Alaska SeaLife Center, and then onto the cruise ship dock at the Alaska Railroad Terminal around […]

February 22, 2015 ·

Public Notice of Cancelation

Public Notice of Cancellation NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at noon in council chambers has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of PACAB is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, at noon in Council Chambers.

February 17, 2015 ·
Dall’s Porpoises in Rez Bay

Dall’s Porpoises in Rez Bay

Several pods of 10-20 Dall’s Porpoises have been cruising Resurrection Bay the past few weeks. Watch for their characteristic “rooster tails” as they exuberantly speed through the water chasing fish and racing boats. Yesterday, the sun highlighted their spray, making them visible from Lowell Point to Fox Island. Submitted by Carol Griswold      

February 12, 2015 ·
USCG SPAR heads out

USCG SPAR heads out

The US Coast Guard Cutter SPAR arrived in Seward on Friday, and after a short shore leave, including watching the Super Bowl, departed this afternoon. SPAR stands for the Coast Guard’s motto: “Semper Paratus! Always Ready!” For more information, go to their website at <http://www.uscg.mil/d17/cgcspar/> Submitted by Carol Griswold    

February 2, 2015 ·
R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

R/V Sikuliaq Homecoming Celebration March 6-8

  Join the University of Alaska Fairbanks as they celebrate the homecoming of the R/V Sikuliaq in Seward: March 6: Ship tours, 1-4:30 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 7: Commissioning ceremony and reception, 11 a.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) Ship tours, noon-5 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey Terminal (railroad dock) March 8: Ship tours, 1-4 p.m., Dale R. Lindsey […]

February 2, 2015 ·
Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Dot Bardarson proudly points to the donor plaque mounted on the end of the graceful Wave Wall recently constructed as part of the Seward Mariners’ Memorial.  Holland America viewed this project worthy of substantial support.  The wall serves as a wind break as well as a decorative part of the memorial complex, the focus being the lighthouse overlooking Resurrection Bay.  […]

January 27, 2015 ·

Oil/Chemical Tanker Loses Propulsion Near Anchorage

US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]

January 22, 2015 ·

No PACAB or Seward Recreation Meetings Today

Both the Port and Commerce Advisory Board Work Session and Seward Recreation Committee Meeting have been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

January 21, 2015 ·