The M/V Kodiak King tied up in Saint Herman Harbor in Kodiak. After decades of service, it will soon be departing. Jacob Resneck/KMXT photo
harbor will soon be losing a familiar fixture. The Kodiak King, a tug that's
served the local fleet for some four decades is being transferred to Southeast.
KMXT's Jacob Resneck reports.
-- Kodiak king pkg 2:41 "Captain
Charlie ... one day. I'm Jacob Resneck."
-- amb - simple layout
Charlie Mahle skippered the Kodiak King from 1992 until last November.
piloting the tug Brian T which will be taking over the Kodiak King's
St. Herman's Harbor. He shows Kodiak King's wheelhouse which has been
retrofitted over the years.
He and the
King's new skipper, Scott Williams reflects on this tug's long service.
Williams will be taking 76-foot tug down to Seward for about a month
it's reassigned, likely to a harbor in the Southeast.
-- amb - watch your step
tug has been upgraded over the years. Below deck, Mahle shows the
three 1,000-horsepower Caterpillar marine engines. He says Kodiak King
has a lot of life in her.
King is being replaced by the Brian T which is slightly larger and has
towing power. Its departure date hasn't been set. And while both men are
sentimental over her transfer out of Kodiak, they say there's no
won't return one day.
I'm Jacob Resneck