Shell Finds Fracture in Hull of Icebreaker

Tuesday, July 07 2015

An icebreaker leased to Shell sprang a leak and had to return to Dutch Harbor early Friday morning. The MV Fennica carries the company’s capping stack — a critical piece of safety equipment for Shell’s plan to drill two wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea.

Coast Guard spokesman Shawn Eggert says the ship’s crew noticed the problem around 3 a.m.

“The Motor Vessel Fennica was departing from the port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska when the crew discovered that they had water coming in to their Port No. 4 ballast tank. At that point they returned to port and tied up at the Delta Western dock,” he said. “Divers there discovered a one-inch wide by three foot long fracture in the ship’s hull.”

Economic Benefits Unclear Despite Strong Oil Comany Presence

Wednesday, July 01 2015

Billions of dollars worth of drilling equipment and support vessels operated by Royal Dutch Shell are sitting out in the Bay in front of Dutch Harbor this week. The company has plans to take most of that equipment north for exploratory drilling operations later this summer. Many of the local businesses could benefit from the oil giant’s presence.

Vistor's Bureau Shows Off New Mobile Unit

Friday, July 03 2015

Another cruise ship arrived in Dutch Harbor Friday the Silver Discoverer is carrying 100 passengers.  It will be in port only for the day.  It’s one of eight ships slated to stop at the Eastern Aleutian port this summer. Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Cathy Jordan said that number is up from previous years.

Talk of the Town

Ballyhoo Lions Club Duck Races Make Successful Splashes on Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 07 2015

APL & Westward I/Photo Credit: Ballyhoo Lions Club

Unalaska’s Ballyhoo Lions Club Hold Successful July 4th Duck Races. The July 4th Little Yellow Duck races of 600 Ducks each  down the Iliuliuk River plus a Corporate Duck Category that were judged on two themes Corporate and July 4th  theme these 40 ducks also races down the Iliuliuk River . The races had a great turn out buy the local residents who enjoyed all of the 4tn of July activities. The Ballyhoo Lions will use the profits from the Duck Races ticket sales to help fund College Scholarships and other activities that benefit the residents of Unalaska. (Read more here)

Wellness Recovery Action Plan Workshop
Tuesday, July 07 2015, 9 a.m. - Thursday, July 09 2015, 4 p.m.
Colwell Vet in Town
Tuesday, July 07 2015 - Saturday, July 11 2015
Superhero Training Camp: Flying
Tuesday, July 07 2015, 11 a.m. - noon
Rise & Shine Family Story Time
Thursday, July 09 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
PCR Jam Session
Friday, July 10 2015, 6:30 p.m. - Friday, August 14 2015, 9:30 p.m.
City of Unalaska Household Hazardous Waste Clean-up Event
Saturday, July 11 2015, 8:30 a.m. - Sunday, July 12 2015, 4:30 p.m.

a random sample...
Traffic Roads
Saturday 13 June 2015, 4:21 p.m.
Caller reported an open manhole near the intersection of Airport Beach and Captain’s Bay Roads. An officer responded and found three manholes, all covered.
Fire Safety
Wednesday 10 June 2015, 8:07 a.m.
Fire Chief conducted a fire access review of a proposed new business.
Assistance Rendered
Saturday 13 June 2015, 3:13 a.m.
The brother of the inebriated bar patron reported that his sibling had attacked him. Responding officers found one brother with a bite mark on his hand, and another with splotchy red marks on his chest and shoulders. The siblings provided stories that were inconsistent with the officers’ observations and the two were ultimately grounded in their respective rooms.
Tuesday 09 June 2015, 8:50 p.m.
An inebriate who as it turned out had no money to pay his cab fare asked his driver to take him to an ATM but was unable to withdraw any funds. A minor scuffle broke out between the inebriate, the taxi driver and several other passengers when the driver told the inebriate she wasn’t driving him anywhere else. Again, no persons involved wished to pursue charges. An officer drove the inebriate home and gave him to his wife.

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