Nov 20, 2008

Alaska Maritime Newsletter

Making Maritime Connections Across Alaska





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Craig & Ketchikan Activation Update


As per my last newsletter, the TWIC activation schedule for Craig and Ketchikan is as follows:


The Craig mobile activation center will be in operation from Monday, Dec 1 through Wednesday Dec 3.  The center will be located at the Interisland Ferry Authority (IFA) business office.  Hours: Mon 12:00p-5:00p, Tues 8:00a-5:00p, Wed 8:00a-4:00p.

[Click here for more info & to make an appointment]


The Ketchikan mobile activation center will be in operation from Friday, Dec 5 through Friday, Dec 19, then will return from Monday, Jan 5 through Friday, Jan 9. It will be located in the Ketchikan Harbor Office. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00a-5:00p.

[Click here for more info & to make an appointment]


I also need to make a minor correction to my last newsletter:  I made the comment that the cards for those of you who enrolled in Ketchikan were likely sitting in Juneau and could be picked up here until they were delivered to Ketchikan for the activation described above.  THIS IS NOT CORRECT.  These cards were sent to Ketchikan for the intial activation visit which was cut short by the network outage several weeks ago.  They are still in Ketchikan, pre-staged for the activation visit in Dec and Jan.  DON'T TRAVEL TO JUNEAU between now & December looking for your card!!


Last item:  Any cards that don't get activated during the Craig visit will be transferred to Ketchikan for the duration of that visit.  This is good news for those of you in Craig who will be unable to activate your card Dec 1 -Dec 3.  You'll now have a 2nd chance to activate it in Ketchikan.  If you miss Ketchikan as well, the cards will be returned to Juneau after Jan 9.


Fair winds and following seas... 

It is with great sadness that I must report Lou McCall, our recently-retired Juneau Harbormaster, has passed away after battling a long illness.


Lou earlier served as the Deputy Harbormaster in Sitka, as well as an active, and "Lifetime" member of Alaska's Association of Harbormasters & Port Administrators (AAHPA).  As AAHPA's representative on the "Alaska TWIC Workgroup," he was a great help in establishing many of the mobile enrollment centers this newsletter has discussed in the past year.


The picture below (Lou in the middle) was taken the first day of TWIC enrollment at the Juneau Fixed Enrollment Center.


Lou McCall 

















Anyone wishing to send condolences to Lou's family may do so using the following address:


Gary and Jan Marsh 
14110 112th Ave. Ct. E
Puyallup, WA.  98374


Brett Farrell
Marine Exchange of Alaska




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