Rising numbers of maritime incidents in southern Alaska has driven Resolve Marine to bolster its response capabilities by adding a dedicated salvage tug to its regional fleet
Resolve has transferred salvage tug Makushin Bay to its base on Kodiak island, Alaska following calls for more maritime and response services.
Makushin Bay will be available for emergency response and marine services along Alaska’s south coast from Resolve’s marine base on the island.
Resolve also maintains salvage response vessels, including tugs, barges and cranes, in Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. But these are hundreds of kilometres away from the Alaskan mainland.
Resolve’s dedicated response presence will provide greater protection for Alaska’s sensitive coastal areas and increases Resolve’s shoreside operations to support Alaska’s growing maritime services community.
Makushin Bay was selected for its shallow draught of 2.4 m and its 1,340 kW engine power, that provide this 39.6-m vessel a full speed of 10 knots.
This emergency response tug has comprehensive ocean towing and booming capabilities and the latest communications and bridge electronics. It has a marine crane with an extension boom of 10.6 m to 16.8 m. This can lift 4,853 kg with the boom at 16.8 m and 9,070 kg with the boom at 12.5 m.
“Having a reliable response vessel closer to the locations where it is needed not only improves response time,” said Resolve Marine Alaska general manager AW McAfee, “but can lower costs for local Kodiak clients by reducing overall mobilisation expenses.”
Resolve Marine will continue to operate its main response base in Dutch Harbor with dedicated salvage tug Pioneer based there.
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