Maritime

New Coast Guard Physical Exam Form

The U.S. Coast Guard has updated the “Application for Medical Certificate (Form CG-719k)”.  The information required is pretty much the same, but the format is a little different and it is now 10 pages long. Please make sure that you have the most recent form filled out PRIOR to your […]

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Sailing, Inc. announces that Captain Randy Altermatt was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” for 2017. He was among a national roster of 964 sailing instructors, who were eligible for consideration of this annual award, determined by student survey submissions in his 2017 classes.  He […]

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer April 15-16

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer April 15-16

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Homer onSunday, April 15, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Monday, April 16, at a time to be announced. The workshop will be conducted atthe Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. Instructor Anna Borland-Ivy will cover […]

Two Writers Events at Resurrect Art Feb 28 and March 2

Two Writers Events at Resurrect Art Feb 28 and March 2

from Micheley Kowalski- Next week we’re lucky to have *two* events for local writers and authors.  First, on Wednesday, February 28, we’ll have readings from our local writer’s group. There are 12 writers who will be reading from their current projects. This event will start at 6pm. Then, next Friday, we’re going to […]

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 […]