Maritime

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

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 […]

KFT National Park Tours begin this week!

KFT National Park Tours begin this week!

Kenai Fjords Tours National Park Tours begin this week! Our season gets going full steam ahead this weekend, as our first National Park Tourheads out into the Kenai Fjords National Park at 11:30 AM Saturday, May 7th! Our most popular day cruise, this 6 hour tour, departs Seward daily May […]

New Websites Launch for Alaska’s  Largest Independent Petroleum  Companies

New Websites Launch for Alaska’s Largest Independent Petroleum Companies

  ANCHORAGE, March 24, 2016 — Petro Marine Services and Shoreside Petroleum today announced the launch of two new redesigned websites http://www.petromarineservices.com/ and http://www.shoresidepetroleum.com. The modern responsive designs blend the company’s rich history with their core value of providing the highest quality of customer service. Both sites feature a customer- friendly, intuitive navigation that’s easy to access […]

Free Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

Free Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Seward, Alaska on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at AVTEC, 809 2nd Avenue. This workshop will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion […]