Alaska: AVTEC to offer nation’s first ice navigation course

Recent federal and state focus on Alaska’s role in Arctic Ocean shipping has raised concerns over regulations, safety and oil spill response, among other issues.

But, one teaching institution in our state is already dealing with the most basic question: who’s going to be driving the boats?

Seward’s Alaska Vocational Technical Center plans to start the nation’s first ice navigation training course next spring.

To listen to the full report from KSKA – Anchorage’s Ellen Lockyer

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