M/V Spirit of Adventure Update

M/V Spirit of Adventure Update

According to USCG senior marine investigating officer Lieutenant Rven T. Garcia of Sector Anchorage, a ball valve left open in the port engine room allowed water to flood into the below-deck space on December 6, 2014 and sink the Spirit of Adventure, owned and operated by Major Marine Tours out […]

Common Murre Die Off Along Waterfront

Common Murre Die Off Along Waterfront

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – If you’ve walked Seward waterfronts lately, you might have come across the carcasses of common murres or you might have spotted bald eagles feasting on them. There’s been a lot of the carcasses spotted, and people are calling in, said Dr. Carrie Goertz, a staff […]

Coast Guard Conducts Medivac Near Cold Bay, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medivaced a mariner experiencing abdominal complications from the fishing vessel U.S. Intrepid 30 miles south of Cold Bay Sunday. The helicopter crew safely hoisted the 19-year-old man and transported him to Cold Bay, where an Air Station […]

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel near Whittier, Alaska

NEWS RELEASE – US Coast Guard 17th District, March 9, 2015 KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. The rescue boat crew rendezvoused with the Herrisea […]

PACAB Hears from City Administration and Public

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At the regular Port and Commerce Advisory Board meeting on March 4, assistant city manager Ron Long briefed board members on a city administration initiative to modify the system by which city of Seward taxes vessels kept within city limits. Code requires the city to […]

Master of Research Vessel Sikuliaq Michael J. Hoshlyk sits at the joystick helm. Photo by R. Smeriglio

Sikuliaq Tour Reveals Details

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The day before R/V Sikuliaq’s ceremonial commissioning in Seward on Saturday, March 7, Master and Captain Michael J. Hoshlyk and Associate Dean of UAF Graduate School Dr. Michael A. Castellini conducted tours of the newest ship in the US academic research fleet. Beyond their […]