Resolve repositions Makushin Bay response tug to Kodiak

Makushin Bay

(KODIAK, Alaska) — Resolve Marine has repositioned its Makushin Bay response tug 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 (dry dock, barges, cranes), and services out of its Dutch Harbor location. 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.

Makushin Bay

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. In response to the client’s needs, Makushin Bay’s reposition not only provides a highly capable and dedicated response asset, but also increases Resolve’s shoreside operations to support Alaska maritime services.

The 130-foot Makushin Bay is perfectly suited for the Kodiak area as a shallow draft vessel (8 feet maximum draft) that can maneuver closer to shore and access tighter spaces. In addition to comprehensive ocean towing and booming capabilities, Makushin Bay is versatile with a marine crane (extension boom 35 to 55 feet) capable of 10,700 pounds at 55 feet and 20,000 pounds at 41 feet. Hosting the latest communication and location electronics, Makushin Bay’s powerful 1,800-hp engines can reach speeds up to 10 knots.

While Makushin Bay calls Kodiak home, 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.

– Resolve Marine

By Professional Mariner Staff