A giant drill rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell undocked Monday morning from Terminal 5 in Seattle. The Polar Pioneer is headed for Dutch Harbor.
The shipping buffer zones come in anticipation of increased mariner shipping traffic in the region.
Pollock ‘B’ Season opened Friday in the Aleutian Islands and Eastern Bering Seas Region.
The bishop says he’s petitioned the governor to have more VPSO’s in the villages, but it’s unclear how successful that petition may be in light of cuts to the state’s budget.
Unalaska is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to upgrade the aging Port of Dutch Harbor. The hope is to serve bigger ships and more of them.
Unalaska will get a big population boost this weekend, with the first cruise ship of what’s shaping up to be a busy summer.
A years-long effort to bring geothermal power to Unalaska may be on its last legs. The city government is draining its accounts for exploring Makushin Volcano, saying the project is too expensive and risky to pursue any further.