Maritime

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. Photo: Allison Sayer.

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 […]

Icebreaker Healy to arrive Wednesday, will give free tours

Icebreaker Healy to arrive Wednesday, will give free tours

United States Coast Guard Press Release – Science teams and equipment swap out; free public tours Seward, Alaska — Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy will moor in Seward Wednesday to disembark 46 researchers from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after 39 days completing of […]

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

This evening around 6:45, the 140′  tugboat Tan’erliq put on an impressive waterworks show just south of the Seward Boat Harbor, complete with rainbows. More than just a pretty display, it displayed the range, force, and nimble maneuvering of the salt water fire fighting response. The Crowley Marine Services tug is a […]