Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in the Port of Alaska, Anchorage

Coast Guard News

The Coast Guard responded to a fire aboard the tank vessel Atlantic Lily in the Port of Anchorage, Friday night.

At approximately 10 p.m., thick, black smoke was seen billowing from the exhaust stack of the 600-foot foreign-flagged tank vessel, following by a loud boom and flames.

The crew quickly responded to the emergency, deploying fire hoses, and extinguishing the flames. Anchorage Fire Department and Port of Alaska personnel arrived on scene shortly after to provide support. Continue reading

Stack Fire Sends Smoke Plume Over Port of Anchorage

On Friday, a stack fire aboard a product tanker startled residents around the port of Anchorage, Alaska with a loud explosion and a plume of smoke.

The foreign-flagged tanker Atlantic Lily was alongside at a fuel pier in Anchorage on Friday and unloading a cargo of jet fuel. For reasons of a technical malfunction, the boiler began to emit unburned fuel vapor up the stack, a dangerous condition that can result Continue reading

Double fire extinguished on International Seaways tanker in Alaska

TradeWinds News
By Gary Dixon 

A technical malfunction has been blamed for two separate fires on an International Seaways tanker in Alaska.

The exhaust stack on the 50,000-dwt Atlantic Lily (built 2008) suffered blazes on Friday evening and Saturday morning at the Port of Alaska in Anchorage.

The Anchorage Daily News reported officials as saying both fires were quickly contained by crew members, who were not injured.

There was no damage to the port, but damage to the Continue reading

Fires aboard tanker ship docked at Anchorage port contained after ‘large backfire boom’

By Anchorage Daily News

A mechanical malfunction aboard a 600-foot tanker ship docked at the Port of Alaska caused two fires Friday evening and Saturday morning, authorities said. Both fires were quickly contained by the ship’s crew, officials said. No injuries or damage to the port were reported.

The ship was the Hong Kong-flagged Atlantic Lily, the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday.

Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers responded Friday evening just before 10 p.m. to reports of a “a Continue reading

Boiler fire on vessel at Port of Alaska

By Tim Rockey

A ship docked at the Port of Alaska experienced a boiler fire on Friday night, creating a loud boom and brief billowing smoke.

According to a press release, the oil tanker Atlantic Lily was offloading Jet A-1 fuel at the port when the blast occurred at 10:08 p.m. on Friday.

Port of Alaska Facility Security Officer and Director of Business Continuity and External Affairs Jim Jager said that fuel offloading operations were immediately suspended Continue reading

Anchorage to get $69M for port repairs as part of federal infrastructure bill spending in Alaska.

Anchorage Daily News
By Zachariah Hughes

Congressional and local officials this week welcomed news that the Port of Alaska is set to receive $68.7 million in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The money is part of a larger bundle of federal spending on “port-related infrastructure and ferry terminal projects” approved under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed last year in Congress, according to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office.

“This grant award comes Continue reading

$112 Million Announced for Alaska Ports And Ferry Terminals

Office of Dan Sullivan, United States Senator for Alaska
Office of Lisa Murkowski, United States Senator for Alaska
Joint Release: 10.26.22

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced that four Alaska coastal communities will receive a total of $112 million in investments this year for critical port-related infrastructure and ferry terminal projects, marking the first wave of these type of investments attributable to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Continue reading

Ship headed to the Port of Alaska is leaking lubricant

Ship headed to the Port of Alaska is leaking lubricant

A container ship that is traveling to the Port of Alaska is leaking lubricant, according to a statement released by the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday.

The Coast Guard was first notified Thursday evening “that the Maunalei, a 645-foot container ship, was leaking lubricant while transiting to the Port of Alaska.”

“The vessel, owned by Matson, Inc., was reportedly discharging a biodegradable, environmentally acceptable lubricant at a rate of approximately six gallons per hour,” the statement said. “Given the Continue reading

Alaska OKs Funds for $1.85B Port Upgrade, Other Projects

Alaska OKs Funds for $1.85B Port Upgrade, Other Projects

By: James Leggate

In a step toward funding over $2 billion worth of needed projects, Alaska officials have approved more than $400 million for port upgrades and construction of a cruise ship passenger dock.

The state’s fiscal year 2023 capital budget, which Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) signed June 30, includes $200 million for the Port of Alaska modernization program in Anchorage, with half of the funds contingent on the port finding matching money. Jim Jager, director of business continuity Continue reading

Port of Alaska in ‘money-raising mode’ to fund modernization program

Port of Alaska in ‘money-raising mode’ to fund modernization program

It’s a busy summer at the Port of Alaska with its modernization program in full swing as they look to secure funding to help keep the five-phase project moving forward.

This summer, Port of Alaska External Affairs Director Jim Jager said they will begin construction on a new administrative office onshore in August allowing them to demolish the dock where it previously stood.

The Port of Alaska Modernization Program is broken down into five phases, and next summer the North Continue reading