New fuel dock arrives in Kodiak

The Associated PressJuly 9, 2013 

— A new fuel dock has arrived in Kodiak and is awaiting assembly.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror ( reports Petro Marine Services plans to have the new 260-foot dock off Near island installed by September.

It will replace a wood dock built after the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.

Harbor Enterprises Inc. vice president for operations Jim Beckham says it was time to find a replacement to service bigger and heavier boats.

Petro Marine manager Jaime Flores says the new dock will aid the company's ability to receive fuel from supply barges that now tie up to a dock where ferries have priority.

The dock is made of impact-resistant plastic. Flores says no tire bumpers will be needed as shock absorbers.

Beckham says the cost is $2 million to $4 million.


Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror,

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