Hoonah Cruise Terminal II

Float Type: Steel Frame
Owner: Hoonah Cruise Ship Dock LLC
Contractor: Turnagain Marine Construction
Location: Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, AK
Date Completed: 2019

Design Features:

Due to the hugely successful Hoonah Cruise Ship Berth I, the owners again sought out Turnagain Marine Construction and Transpac Marinas to deliver a second berth at the Icy Strait Point Cruise Ship Facility.

The group delivered another bidder-designed, engineered and manufactured floating steel-pipe pontoon boarding and berthing float—this time measuring 500’ x 50’. The float system is designed to withstand severe wave and wind activity in its unladen state; 14.5’ waves with 5.4 second period in 139mph winds.

Fabricated in multiple 100’ sections for overland transportability, the 10’-diameter pontoons were assembled in the dry, and the dock was towed to the project site as a single unit. The dock is designed to accommodate 4000-passenger Breakaway-class cruise ship vessels in excess of 1000’ in length. The deck of the float sits at 8’ freeboard to facilitate expedited and safe passenger movement on and off the cruise ships’ main boarding doors.

The steel pontoon structure is designed to provide a service life of 50+ years, achieved using a duplex coating system (spray-metalized base coat, zinc-rich primer with epoxy top coat) and replaceable zinc-alloy anodes.


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