Resolve Marine’s Makushin Bay Response Tug Stationed at Kodiak
The Makushin Bay, which is now stationed at Kodiak.
Resolve Marine is repositioning its response tug Makushin Bay from Dutch Harbor to Kodiak, where the growing need for maritime and response services will provide local vessel operators and owners with rapid response and cost efficiencies.
Stationing the salvage and emergency response vessel in Kodiak with a 24/7, manned crew will significantly increase response time and marine services along Alaska’s south coast. Resolve Marine currently maintains vessels, assets (drydock, barges, cranes), and services out of their Dutch Harbor location. The Makushin Bay’s reposition to Kodiak expands Resolve’s coverage and onshore capabilities, providing vessel owners and operators throughout the Kodiak region with access to an experienced response/service partner.
Resolve Marine’s response activity has increased around Kodiak, illustrating the need for a dedicated response presence that can ensure greater protection for Alaska’s sensitive coastal areas.
The 130-foot Makushin Bay is perfectly suited for the Kodiak area as a shallow draft vessel (8-foot maximum draft) that can maneuver closer to shore and access tighter spaces. In addition to comprehensive ocean towing and booming capabilities, the Makushin Bay is versatile with a marine crane (extension boom 35 feet to 55 feet) capable of hoisting 10,700 pounds at 55 feet and 20,000 pounds at 41 feet. Hosting state of the art communication and location electronics, the Makushin Bay’s 1,800 horsepower engines can reach speeds up to 10 knots.
Repositioning the Makushin Bay enables Resolve Marine the ability to provide response services to Kodiak as well as being a viable option for Southeast Alaska.
“Having a reliable response vessel closer to the locations where it is needed not only improves response time but can lower costs for local Kodiak clients by reducing overall mobilization expenses,” says AW McAfee, General Manager of Resolve Marine Alaska.
While the Makushin Bay calls Kodiak home, the Pioneer will continue to be Resolve Marine’s primary response vessel operating out of Dutch Harbor ensuring Resolve and 1-Call Alaska clients continue to receive a high level of service and protection.
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