Port Information

FAA realtime weather conditions and web cams for Alaska
This Link also has a sunrise sunset calculator


CH2MHill Polar Services (CPS) has been tasked by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with supporting ship to shore and local operations in Barrow, Alaska as it relates to US Coast Guard (USCG) icebreakercruises. Other federal agencies are purchasing these support services for their cruises through NSF. Barrow information: lodging, food and transportation options with phone numbers

CPS proceeds with the following assumptions:

  1. All of the CPS port call support will be in Barrow
  2. Most of the support will be via a subcontract with UMIAQ
  3. CPS is responsible to provide logistical support for all research participants of the ice breaker
  4. Cruises regardless of affiliation. CPS support can only be as effective as the details provided in advance allow. At least three week advance notice is needed to arrange most support, however every effort will be made to adjust if needs change
  5. All of the CPS port call support will be in Barrow
  6. Spontaneous requests for support will be pending approval and available resources
  7. CPS will only provide support to USCG vessels, or those vessels with previously authorized arrangements through NSF.
  8. USCG will make arrangements and cover the costs associated with food and lodging of their personnel while in Barrow

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Dutch Harbor

Flying to Dutch harbor

Flying in and out of Dutch Harbor is routinely delayed due to weather.   If you plan to travel with a checked bag to Dutch via commercial airline, you might consider pre-shipping your bag to Dutch so that it does not get delayed and left behind.  You can use the agents listed below, or another viable option is to ship general delivery (up to 70 lbs) to the US post office.  They can only release the parcel to the person on the address.  Do not use Healy in the address.

Mr. John Doe
Dutch Harbor, AK 99692-9999

check USPS.com for rates and delivery times.

Shipping gear to Dutch Harbor-

USPS general delivery is a good option, as described above.  It has a 70lb limit and you can pick up the shipment from the Dutch Harbor Post Office.  USPS mail has priority on the planes too.

Shipping companies include Carlisle or Lynden.

Shipping gear and equipment to Dutch Harbor for Healy on-load can also be  accomplished using an agent in Dutch Harbor. Investigators sailing on Healy have used Alaska Maritime Agencies with good success. Please contact them for guidance on shipping and receiving your parcel.

Alaska Maritime Agencies

Latitude 54 Bldg., Suite 103

Ballyhoo Road

P. O. Box 920105

Dutch Harbor, Alaska 99692-0105

Tel: 907-581-1467

Fax: 907-581-1663

E-mail: dchops@alaskamaritime.com


Gaby Mateo (as of 6/15), Vessel Manager, Cell 907-359-2456

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Seward Alaska

Healy docked at the Earth Pier in Seward in 2016. Coordinates 60.117177 -149.425660.

Seattle Pier 36

USCG Base at Seattle Pier 36

1519 Alaskan Way

S Seattle, WA 98134

The USCG Base is located at Pier 36 on the Downtown Seattle waterfront. It is located on the South end of the city in the Sodo district not far from Pioneer Square. Parking within the base is limited in the morning and usually opens up in the afternoon. Parking on Alaskan Way S is available. Walk or drive into the main entrance one block south of 1519 Alaskan Way S.

Two days prior to visiting the USCG base Please email a completed


The closest Hotel is the Silver Cloud Hotel at the stadium.

Pioneer Square Best Western is within walking distance

Maps & Facilities

Shuttle Express share vans will take you from the Airport to your hotel as a share ride.

Light Rail services SeaTac every 10 minutes and it takes 28 minutes from Seatac to the "Stadium" station which is three blocks from the Silver Cloud and five blocks from the US Coast Guard Base at Pier 36.


Pyramid Ale House is located one block from the base and serves lunch, dinner and beer.

The military on base galley serves breakfast and lunch

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