The Coast Guard met with locals in Nome in preparation for a busy summer shipping season in the Arctic.
The Arctic is set to see its first large cruise ship this summer, but Nome and many other communities along its route may not be ready for a major disaster at sea.
Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville, Port Director Joy Baker, and Port Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle traveled to the lower-48 to encourage Arctic development in Nome.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.
On Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that would encourage infrastructure development at Port Clarence.
A Russian tanker carrying 200,000 gallons of oil ran aground off an island in the North Pacific on November 28th.
A leaking gas line in Shishmaref has finally been fixed about a year and half after a village public safety officer first discovered an oily sheen along the northern coast of Sarichef Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies held a meeting in Nome to start the revision process, which will take about a year.
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.
Renewable energy and port development were the focus of the final session of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission’s two day meeting in downtown Nome.