Arctic-based emergency towing system test successful

RED DOG MINE PORTSITE, Alaska – The Coast Guard, industry resources and the Alaska National Guard successfully tested the emergency towing system three miles offshore of the Red Dog Mine Portsite in the Chuckchi Sea 83 miles north of Kotzebue Tuesday. “This was a successful exercise for all involved and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Red Dog Mine and FOSS, without their resources and professionalism...

Coast Guard presents Meritorious Public Service Award to crew of Tor Viking II

JUNEAU, Alaska – Capt. Finn Jorgenson and the crew of the tug Tor Viking II were honored by the U.S. Coast Guard in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday for their assistance in rescuing the cargo vessel Golden Seas in the Bering Sea in December 2010. Capt. John Kenyon, commanding officer U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, presented Jorgenson and his crew with the Meritorious Public Service Award on behalf...

Golden Seas reaches, anchors in Dutch Harbor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The motor vessel Golden Seas successfully anchored in Broad Bay in Dutch Harbor at 12:52 p.m. after the tug Tor Viking II towed it more than 500 miles along the Aleutian Islands through seas of more than 20 feet at times. The Golden Seas will remain at anchor in Dutch Harbor while repairs are made. The Coast Guard will monitor repair work to ensure the vessel and its engine are...

Tor Viking II Underway to Dutch Harbor with Golden Seas in tow

Tug Tor Viking II is observed by an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules crew making 12 mph through 20 foot waves and 46 mph winds ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Tor Viking II reached the bulk carrier Golden Seas at approximately 5:30 p.m., and was able to successfully attach towlines and began the tow at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The vessels are en route to Dutch Harbor transiting about 8 mph and are expected...

Golden Seas and ocean-going tug Tor Viking II expected to rendezvous today

USCG PhotoANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Tor Viking II is about 50 miles from the motor vessel Golden Seas and is expected to rendezvous about 40 miles north of Atka Island around 6 p.m. and establish a tow. The Golden Seas crew reported Friday severe weather had diminished allowing the vessel to utilize limited engine capability to maneuver northeast away from land. Crews on the Tor Viking, an ocean-going...