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Coast Guard Rescues 4 After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four stranded individuals Thursday after a fishing vessel ran aground near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene just after midnight to find all four survivors huddled on a rock with the tide coming in. They were placed in the care of awaiting EMS. No injuries… Read More

Cruise Lines Navigate Complex Rules as Alaska Voyages Resume

The first Alaska cruise of the season set off on Monday on a 7-night voyage as Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. It’s a sight that the city of Seattle had not seen in a while, all due to a pandemic hiatus: vacationers wearing their extravagant Hawaiian shirts, bucket hats and sunglasses. “We’ve been waiting… Read More

President Biden Signs Act to Restart Alaska Cruises from Seattle, WA

President Joe Biden signed into law the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act early Monday. This act will allow foreign-flagged cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska in 2021. Elective representatives of the state proposed the act in March after Canada announced its ports would be closed to cruise ships until February 2022. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski… Read More

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