Maritime

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 […]

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 […]