Recognizing U.S. Maritime Day

  U.S. Maritime Day was originally recognized and established by Congress in 1933. It marks the anniversary of the first transoceanic voyage undertaken with steam power, made by the steamship Savannah on May 22, 1819. Over the years, the maritime industry has grown and changed significantly, with technological advancement resulting in large tankers and barges…

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Op-Ed: Preventing the Next Exxon Valdez

There is a sad irony when you consider that the laws and regulations necessitated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill to protect the marine environment are not designed to accommodate the conditions that exist in Western Alaska and the Arctic today. Exxon Valdez surrounded by oil from its spill. / Natalie Fobes Alaska‚Äôs coastline and…

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Op-Ed: Celebrating the Mariners Who Keep Alaska Connected

By Network President & CEO Buddy Custard Today is World Maritime Day, a date set aside by the International Maritime Organization to recognize the seafarers and vessels who continue the centuries-old tradition of keeping the world afloat. During the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, these men and women are especially deserving of our recognition and gratitude.…

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