Alaska’s newest ferries will be the first made in the state after all. Gov. Sean Parnell announced an agreement Sept. 20 between the state and Vigor Alaska to construct two Alaska Class ferries at Vigor’s Ketchikan shipyard.
A U.S. Maritime Administration study released this month found that the country is ill prepared for large vessels converting from traditional heavy diesel fuel to liquefied natural gas.
As the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Alaska, Kerry Long is focused on one word: safety.