The Marine Exchange of Alaska has already conducted some preliminary research on the Port of Nome. Their research will result in new recommended rules for port navigation, which could be adopted into the tariff this winter.
A deadman anchor and a holding tank for bilgewater are among the projects being discussed.
The Nome Port Commission will meet Thursday night to hear final updates on the Arctic Chinook training exercise.
The City Council will hold its first reading of the port proposal on Monday and finalize the budget by June 13.
At a work session Thursday night, City Finance Director Julie Liew said port revenue is expected to increase by more than 12 percent next year.
Nome Port Commission met for their second work session of the month Thursday to discuss changes to this year’s tariff.
The resignation of Rolland Trowbridge was announced at the Port Commission’s latest work session.
The Port Commission will meet for the second work session this month to discuss rates, rules, and regulation changes for 2016.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cites changing economics of oil and gas development, specifically Shell Oil ceasing its Arctic oil search, for the year-long pause.
A recent stopover by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro raised questions about the Nome’s inability to host patrol vessels that help ensure the nation’s security in the Arctic.