If they receive the grant, GCI plans to pay for the remainder of the project – $35 million – with it’s own capital.
Managers decided that keeping workers on the island would help prevent new arrivals — many of whom come from other countries — from bringing in the coronavirus.
The missing and murdered Native women epidemic is an issue affecting Indigenous people in the United States, Canada and around the world.
The protective measures vary from company to company, and the state has not explained its criteria for approving or denying plans across different industries, or even between separate fishing companies.
So far, six of the sailings that would have come to Unalaska this year have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are still 14 planned visits, at least for now.
As all RavnAir Group operations grind to a halt, other air carriers around the state say they are looking at ways they can step in.
Earlier this month, the Recall Dunleavy followed guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and suspended all signature gathering events.
Dutch Harbor has been named the nation’s top fishing port in terms of volume for the 22nd consecutive year. But the port dropped from second to third place in terms of value.
“I see the boat penciled — straight up and down in the air. The bow was straight up in the air, and then it sinks. My heart drops. I tried to do everything I could to get those guys out.”
The Alaska Earthquake Center says there have been dozens of aftershocks since the Wednesday night quake in the Aleutian Islands. There is no tsunami threat expected.