Maritime

Operation Dry Water: Boat Safely This 4th

Operation Dry Water: Boat Safely This 4th

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Today kicks off the National campaign Operation Dry Water.  Alaska Wildlife Troopers across the state are participating by making contact with boaters during heightened awareness patrols and encouraging them to make good choices while they recreate on Alaska waterways. The goal of Operation Dry Water is to reduce […]

Catabatic Charters Open House Monday June 26

Catabatic Charters Open House Monday June 26

Catabatic Charters is now offering day and overnight sailing charters in Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park.  Climb aboard the 63 foot sailboat  Catabatic on Monday, June 26 for an open house and meet Captain Chris and Patti to learn about their new charter business and the features […]

Spot Prawns. Photo: AMCC Catch of the Season CSF

Fish Factor: NOAA Fisheries Economics, Hope for Tanner Fishery, Seafood for Alaskans, Chris Oliver Takes NMFS Top Post

By Laine Welch- NOAA Fisheries Economics Report The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady. An eagerly anticipated annual report released last week by NOAA Fisheries measures the economic impacts of U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. […]

Future of Alaska Railroad Docks & Terminal

Future of Alaska Railroad Docks & Terminal

On Tuesday evening, Alaska Railroad (AKRR) staff led by Project Manager Brian Lindamood presented current information about the Railroad’s plans to replace and expand the Dale R. Lindsey Cruise Ship terminal and the Alaska Railroad owned docks. A group of approximately fifty Seward citizens listened attentively as Lindamood presented the […]

Humpback whales along the Waterfront!

Humpback whales along the Waterfront!

Two humpback whales cruised along the Waterfront and Lowell Point Road yesterday. What a thrill to hear their explosive breath, see the vapor plumes erupt, and watch the enormous dark back and dorsal fin slide up then back into the water. Steller sea lions also surged along the shore, surfacing […]

Free F/V Drill Conductor Training in Kenai May 27

Free F/V Drill Conductor Training in Kenai May 27

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Kenai on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  The workshop will be conducted at Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, 9711 Kenai Spur Highway. AMSEA Drill Conductor workshops meet the training […]

Oil Spill Training exercise

Oil Spill Training exercise

After two days of classroom training, crews of fishing vessels of all sizes and shapes participated in the annual oil spill training this week in Resurrection Bay. For more information, visit the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council website at <http://www.pwsrcac.org/programs/oil-spill-response/fishing-vessel-training/> Carol Griswold

AVTEC Maritime Featured on KTVA

AVTEC Maritime Featured on KTVA

AVTEC Maritime Department Head and local boat captain Terry Federer appeared on KTVA’s Workforce Wednesday segment this week. He was invited to discuss career opportunities in the Maritime industry and how to get started on a Maritime career. The segment can be watched at this link: http://www.ktva.com/daybreak/workforce-wednesday/

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 […]