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Arctic Charting Operations Planned for 2...

Arctic Charting Operations Planned for 2015

As the waters of Alaska see increasing use due to thinning ice, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced plans to conduct Arctic charting operations from Unimark Pass in the Aleutian Islands through the Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea during 2015. Working with the Coast Guard to collect hydrographic data, the organization […]

Medical Rescue in Juneau

Medical Rescue in Juneau

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection, “Medical Rescue in Juneau‚” a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew prepares the victim of a nearly fatal fall for evacuation from St. James Bay to Juneau where he will be transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. In an […]

A Review of Best Available Technology in...

A Review of Best Available Technology in Tanker Escort Tugs

Loaded oil tankers transiting the waters of Prince William Sound in Alaska are required by their oil spill contingency plans to be accompanied by two escort tugboats. Currently escort tugs can serve in a primary or secondary role, depending on performance requirements established in the tanker contingency plans. The ultimate goal of the escort tug […]