Assembly Member Jerry Nankervis on cruise ship berth projects

    CBJ Assembly Member Jerry Nankervis was asked on Action Line recently for his impression of the work competed so far, "Pretty nice. Biggest impression is the amount of space that it doesn't take up.

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 11:30am by Colt Dylan

    Celebration of the new floating dock at one of two new cruise ship berth projects in Juneau is next week.

    CBJ Assembly Member Jerry Nankervis was asked on Action Line recently for his impression of the work competed so far, "Pretty nice. Biggest impression is the amount of space that it doesn't take up. When you actually look at the channel you think it's going to be a lot bigger because it's described as being this huge project. When there's not a ship at it you don't notice it. There was some concern when it was being designed that there wouldn't be room enough for tenders and other vessels to get into the Taku Dock that's behind there but when we had the blessing of the fleet I thought it actually worked pretty well. There was a parade of boats that came inside that mostly enclosed area between 16B, the Taku Dock, and the Fishermen's Memorial and they came through and paraded through it. I kind of liked it in that it got them up close to shore where everybody got a good look at everybody as they came by and there was more room in there to maneuver than I thought based on looking at the plans."

    Work on the North cruise ship berth begins in the fall.

    Port Director Carl Uchytil will be Monday's guest on Action Line to discuss the new cruise ship berths.

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