Tank Ship ALASKAN EXPLORER maiden voyage port call Juneau, Alaska April 18, 2005
Alaska Tanker Company's brand new ALASKAN EXPLORER
approaching the cruise ship dock in Juneau on her
maiden voyage April 18, 2005. The tanker is capable of carrying 185,000 tons - over 1.3 million barrels of oil.
Marine Exchange of Alaska staff and guests
aboard ALASKAN EXPLORER . . . Left to right: Mrs. Sue DeMeo,
Leo DeMeo, MXAK Data Manager, Capt. Ed Page, Executive Director and Diane Boyd, Administrative Manager . . .
Awesome sight for Juneau Harbor . . . 941 feet
of supertanker berthed at one of the cruise ship docks . . .
ALASKAN EXPLORER has a 164 foot beam and the main deck towers 91.8 feet above the keel . . . with
a 23 foot draft this still made for a steep climb to ascend that gangway . . .
Second mate Kevin Flaherty explains features of the cargo control room to the Marine Exchange staff . . .
The master Captain John Moore and third mate
show off the ALASKAN EXPLORER's bridge,
navigation, ship control and communications equipment to Alaska Marine Exchange staff . . .
Alaska's capitol city and Mount Juneau are
framed by the ALASKAN EXPLORER's twin stacks as
she awaits inspection by the Governor, members of the Alaska State Legislature and the media . . .
ALASKAN EXPLORER's diesel engines can provide
26,820 shaft horsepower to her twin propellers . . .
The ship has two completely independent propulsion systems in two side by side engine rooms . . . The
ship has twin rudders, seawater lubricated stern shaft bearings and a double hull in compliance with the
Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
A view aft in one of ALASKAN EXPLORER's twin shaft alleys . . .