Category: Maritime

The Summer That Will Last A Lifetime

The following is an Observational Essay Written by Rachel Laurie about her experience as a seasonal worker in Seward. The sun was barely rising as we pulled up to Billings Airport’s front doors. The three of us piling out of the old 1996 Ford pickup truck, along with a ridiculous […]

Board of Fish asks Legislature to Update Salmon Protections

KODIAK, AK – The Alaska Board of Fisheries finalized a letter to the State Legislature Friday, recommending that lawmakers clarify and add to Alaska’s Fish Habitat Permitting law, Title 16. This comes after commercial, sport, subsistence and personal use fishermen joined together to highlight the need to update Alaska’s primary […]

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

An impressive US Coast Guard HC-130 flew south over Seward today around 11:30 am. The Lockheed Hercules aircraft has been in the news lately, assisting mariners in distress. According to the USCG website, the HC-130J is 99′ 7 ” long with a wingspan of 132′ 7″, and stands 38′ 11″ high. […]

Our Own Coast Guard

Our Own Coast Guard

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – Saturday morning we awoke to even more snow in our yard and on the roads than Friday night’s winter wonderland. The Coast Guard’s open house was scheduled from 11am-2pm, off of Port Avenue, but being new to Alaska, I didn’t want to […]

Whittier Tunnel Remains Closed Until Further Notice

Whittier Tunnel Remains Closed Until Further Notice

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, also known as the Whittier Tunnel, remains closed until further notice due to a rock fall hazard inside the tunnel. The tunnel was closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. A geologist with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) […]

Inside the AVTEC simulator bridge

AVTEC Maritime Simulator gets a major upgrade

The icebreaker was called in to assist in towing a platform through thick pack ice. One ship was already towing ahead, and a tugboat was trailing behind. The convoy was not making sufficient headway, and the ice was getting thicker. As I drove the icebreaker towards the head of the […]

Seiners on Prince William Sound. Photo: Allison Sayer

What happened to the pink salmon?

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – Prince William Sound pink salmon fishermen are glad to have this season, described by one captain as “biblically bad” behind them. The salmon harvest was less than 30% of the expected harvest for this year. Prince William Sound was not alone; Kodiak, […]

IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals from Seward

The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) is pleased to announce its latest class of maritime managers and executives to complete the IAMPE Professional Certification Program.  The program provides a recognized industry-wide professional certification for those port and maritime professionals who have industry experience and who enroll in […]

Railport Expansion Project Update and Meeting

Railport Expansion Project Update and Meeting

Seward Marine Terminal Expansion Planning Presents: Project Update: A large project such as the Seward Marine Terminal Expansion Plan requires a high level of coordination between multiple disciplines. Coordination includes site planning for marine, rail, and road, engineering, architecture, economic studies, safety and security improvements, regulatory and environmental needs, and stakeholder support. […]

R/V Sikuliaq in Seward for a few days

R/V Sikuliaq in Seward for a few days

The ship departed it’s home port of Seward on July 4th, 2015. She will only be in port for a couple days as the crew makes ready for the 2016 Arctic season. SIKULIAQ has spent much of the year hosting Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s remotely operated vehicle named Jason. Research operations were conducted off […]