In 2014, U.S. Coast Guard officers reported a Metlakatla tribal member fishing in a closed area without a state commercial fishing permit. When they boarded the boat they found a few dozen coho salmon, which the skipper reportedly said he intended to sell.
Additional crew has been called in to cover for the workers sidelined by COVID-19.
The company says it’s the first time a fully vaccinated guest has tested positive for the disease on its ships.
The Division of Motor Vehicles office in Ketchikan is offering limited services while the state agency replaces employees who left this summer.
Terri Burr hopes many of the language learners will become teachers someday — and that they’ll pass on not just the language, but Tsimshian history, too.
There’s no word on whether crews will attempt to salvage the 72-year-old wooden vessel. State records show it has fished in Alaska since at least 1978.
Royal Caribbean says nearly everyone aboard the Serenade of the Seas — 97% of passengers and crew — is vaccinated.
Military officials in Tacoma confirmed the C-17’s presence in Ketchikan was related to a “current mission.”
Canadian authorities say they’ll lift a pandemic-era ban on cruise ships in the country’s waters, but it won’t happen until after the end of Alaska’s 2021 cruise season.
The federally mandated test voyage marks the symbolic start of the Alaska cruise season.