ANCHORAGE — Work is underway at an Oregon shipyard to prepare for increased Arctic activity.
Foss Maritime is building three new Arctic tugs at Rainier Shipyard for work in the far north.
The first — the Michele Marie — is expected to be finished in March 2015.
The 132-foot ship is slated to deliver critical petroleum infrastructure components to Arctic locations in Alaska and internationally, said Tucker Tillman, Foss Marine’s project sales/controls manager.
Her sister ships should be ready in 2016 and 2017.