The new group springing from the merger of Icicle Seafoods and Ocean Beauty Seafoods will own 10 shoreside processing plants across coastal Alaska.
Repairs to a sister ship have been delayed because technicians can’t travel to fix it from the Lower 48.
The state’s plan will likely be overseen by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. But Alaska officials and lawmakers have been pushing for the state to cut the checks directly.
The Coast Guard found that a combination of mechanical breakdown and human error caused the Princess Cruises ship to lose power as it tried to maneuver out of Juneau’s Gastineau Channel.
Critics say Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s request for federal funds prioritizes highways and bridges over fixing the state’s aging ferry fleet.
Masks and other face coverings won’t be made mandatory for passengers and crew aboard state ferries.
Norwegian Cruise Line is telling investors it’s raising $2 billion through a combination of stock offerings and private bonds that would be paid back first in the event of the cruise giant going bankrupt.
The Asian giant hornet has been spotted within a few hundred miles of Southeast Alaska, but experts say that it’s unlikely they could establish a breeding colony in the region’s colder climate.
Nearly 70% of this summer’s cruise ship trips in Alaska have so far been canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a representative from Cruise Lines International Association Alaska.
Alaska received a total of $29 million for rural transit as part of a larger $145 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration through the CARES Act.