Category: Alaska Maritime News

Alaska Marine Line Barge Crashes into Coast Guard Cutter in Cordova Harbor

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on August 23, 2013

CORDOVA HARBOR, AK. — The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore was hit by an Alaska Marine Line barge on July 28 while the vessel was moored at the Cordova Harbor in Alaska. The Sycamore, a 225-foot buoy tender, suffered damage to its port bow during the accident. The photo below “gives you the extent” of the… read more

Coast Guard MSD Kodiak Responds to Sunken Research Vessel in Kodiak Alaska

Posted in Alaska Maritime News on February 11, 2013

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak rescue crews arrived on the scene of an accident on Friday, Feb. 8, after receiving a report at about 3:50 a.m. that the FWS research vessel Arluk began sinking in St. Herman’s Harbor in Kodiak. The vessel was reported to have about 1500 gallons of diesel… read more

Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spills

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Government,Gulf Coast,Maritime Law on August 8, 2012

Five states are suing the federal government claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements.

Captain Error Blamed in Alaska Ferry Allision

Posted in Alaska Maritime News on July 13, 2012

Click for video An investigation into the May 7 allision involving an Alaskan ferry with a pier in Petersburg, AK faults the captain for making a “maneuvering error” while fighting strong currents.

3 Fisherman Medevaced After Ammonia Leak in the Bearing Sea

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,Fishing Vessel Accidents on May 11, 2012

Three crewmembers of a Seattle-based fishing trawler had to be medevaced after being exposed to an ammonia leak while fishing in Alaskan waters Thursday.

BP Ordered to Pay $25 Million For Alaska Oil Spills

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Environment,Government on May 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and British Petroleum (BP) reached a settlement where BP is required to pay $25 million in civil penalties for an oil spill in Alaska. The announcement was made on May 3, 2011 by the EPA on their civil enforcement section of their website. The fine is… read more

U.S. Govt Considers Early End To Deep Water Drilling Ban

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,California Maritime News,Environment,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on August 16, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (previously the Minerals Management Service) is hosting a series of public forums, which began Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the first in a series of public forums scheduled over the next six weeks for Louisiana, California, Alaska,… read more

Final Days of Captain Phil Harris of ‘Deadliest Catch’ Airs on Discovery

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,Seattle Maritime News on July 13, 2010

The Discovery Channel airs the details Tuesday night, July 13, of the death of Capt. Phil Harris, Alaskan crabber and fan’s favorite reality star of ‘Deadliest Catch’ who suffered a stroke and died in February. The last six years of Harris’ life have been lived on camera, and his death was no different. For three… read more