Category Archives: Transportation

After use, the components of this Emergency Towing System will be dried out and repackaged for redeployment in Sitka. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Crews train to prevent repeat of Selendang Ayu grounding

By | Aleutians, Environment, Featured News, Military, National Government, Northwest, Public Safety, Search & Rescue, Southeast, Southwest, State Government, Transportation, Western | No Comments
The system was developed after the freighter Selendang Ayu lost power and grounded off of Unalaska Island in Dec. 2004. Six crewmembers were killed when the ship broke in half and spilled oil and its soybean cargo along the shoreline.
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A 2008 view of the leading edge of the Larsen B ice shelf, extending into the northwest part of the Weddell Sea. Huge, floating ice shelves that line the Antarctic coast help hold back sheets of ice that cover land.
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Indigenous council focused on the Arctic prepares for the future

By | Alaska Native Government & Policy, Arctic, Economy, Featured News, Government, Transportation | No Comments
Alaska and the future of Arctic policy are seeing increased international attention as the U.S. holds the chairmanship for the Arctic Council and foreign ministers prepare to meet in Anchorage later this month — joined by President Obama, who’s planning a visit to Kotzebue and Dillingham.
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