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Alaska Longshore Union: Cruise Lines Violate U.S. Laws

The Juneau Empire published an interesting article this morning about how the cruise industry routinely ignores a U.S. law requiring the use of U.S. longshore workers to perform certain duties, such as operating tender boats and handling cargo and luggage. … Continue reading

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Crewman Seriously Injured On Alaska Fishing Vessel KITTIWAKE

A nineteen year old crewman has reportedly been seriously injured while working on the deck of the 38-foot fishing vessel KITTIWAKE. The accident happened on August 18th when a line under tension snapped, striking Daniel Cornelius in the head, causing … Continue reading

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Alaska Fishing Vessel ABBY LOUISE Sinks near Cordova

June 6, 2011 – The 44-foot fishing vessel ABBY LOUISE sank Saturday in Orca Inlet about seven miles southwest of Cordova. The cause of the sinking is unknown, and the Coast Guard is working to contain environmental damage. As of … Continue reading

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Crewmen Rescued in Gulf of Alaska

Five crewmen abandoned a 60-foot yacht luxury Yacht NORDIC PRINCESS in the Gulf of Alaska after losing power and being battered by waves. The crew reported having electrical problems, losing steerage and being hit by a rogue wave. The vessel … Continue reading

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BP Ordered to Pay $25 Million For Alaska Oil Spills

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and British Petroleum (BP) reached a settlement where BP is required to pay $25 million in civil penalties for an oil spill in Alaska. The announcement was made on May 3, … Continue reading

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