Maritime

Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 24-29

Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 24-29

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) at AVTEC in Seward, Alaska, from April 24 to April 29, 2018. The MSIT is an intensive train-the-trainer course that prepares individuals to effectively teach cold-water survival procedures, use of marine safety equipment, and vessel […]

Letter from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Letter from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

By Tom Barrett President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company- In 2017, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company marked 40 years of operating the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. And thanks to strong efforts by North Slope producers, 2017 also marked the second annual increase in TAPS throughput since 2002. Every new year brings new […]

Cordova Harbor. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans of 2017

by Laine Welch- For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK. Today, Alaska fishermen and processors provide 65 […]

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer January 13

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer January 13

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Homer on Saturday, January 13, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be conducted at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. This workshop is free to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. […]

Notice to the Public: SMIC Tour November 8

Notice to the Public: SMIC Tour November 8

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council and the Port & Commerce Advisory Board (PACAB) will be attending a field trip to visit the Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) area on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 starting at 12:00 p.m. The meeting place will be Council Chambers at City Hall, 410 Adams Street, Seward, Alaska. […]

The Intangible, a fishing boat based out of Petersburg, AK, undergoes repairs at the Seward Vigor site on Tuesday, October 3rd. Photo: Kelley Lane.

Vigor at SMIC: “Here for the Long Haul”

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Vigor, a marine services operation located at Seward’s Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), is “here to stay,” according to Adam Beck. Beck is in charge of Alaska Operations for Vigor, and is based out of Portland, Oregon. He plans to spend a few days […]

Crowley Maritime tug “Alert” puts on a show!

Crowley Maritime tug “Alert” puts on a show!

A large, bright yellow tug was spotted between rainsqualls yesterday cruising slowly down the west side of Resurrection Bay. Lucky boaters and bay watchers were treated to the sight of the Crowley Maritime’s tug “Alert” test its firefighting pumps. Higher and higher rose the powerful plumes of water, farther and farther they […]