Each year, thousands of ships travel through the Aleutians on the Great Circle route, and that number only continues to increase. It’s one of the faster ways to get cargo from Asia to America, but it can also be a perilous voyage. The Aleutian Island Risk Assessment is an effort to keep maritime disasters from happening in the region, and its advisory panel has just released a set of recommendations that they say could improve vessel safety in the immediate future.
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