News & Updates

05/13/2016 - Specialized Oil Spill Response Vessel Homeported in Kodiak

An oil spill response vessel called the Sea Strike is now homeported in Kodiak, gearing up to answer the need for oil spill cleanup in the Central Gulf of Alaska and Western Alaska. One of the groups behind the project says it’ll be an improvement over existing methods of containing spills.

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02/08/2016 - How Shell’s Arctic Pullout Better Prepares Alaska for Oil Spills

Shell may have pulled out of the Arctic, but some of its leftover equipment will better prepare the state for oil spills. Three Alaska organizations are working together to place spill response equipment Shell contracted during its Arctic offshore oil exploration in response hubs around Western Alaska and Prince William Sound. Two nonprofits — the Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network and oil spill removal organization Alaska Chadux Corp. — along with UIC Arctic Response Services are looking at 14 Chadux-operated equipment hubs around the state to determine where the extra resources will go.  Read more.

12/30/2015 - IMO adopted areas to be avoided along Aleutian Islands

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee per IMO SN.1/Circ.331 adopted five 'Areas to Be Avoided' (ATBA) in the region of the Aleutian Island Archipelago in order to reduce the risk of a marine casualty and resulting pollution and damage to the environment. These new ATBAs will come into effect on January 1, 2016.  Read more.

11/04/2015 - The Network updates stakeholders on 2015 accomplishments and current issues

On November 3, 2015, Network personnel briefed Qualified Individuals, Salvage & Marine Firefighting providers, oil spill removal organizations, Network monitoring center staff, and P&I club representatives.  Read more.

09/10/2015 - The Network recognized for marine environment preservation efforts

ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (“Network”) was recently awarded the 2015 Marine Environment Protection Award by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). The award recognizes the Network’s successful environmental performance and improvement plans, innovative programs that exceed minimum regulatory compliance, and its long-term, substantial impact.  Read more.

09/13/2015 - Network’s Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) extended until December 2017

On September 1st, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard extended the Network’s APC for both tank and nontank vessels through December 31, 2017. The Network’s APC covers tank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated cargoes throughout the Captain of the Port Zone Western Alaska (except Cook Inlet) and nontank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated oils as fuel for main propulsion or as a secondary cargo in all subareas in the Captain of the Port Zone for Western Alaska and Prince William Sound.  Read more.

News Archives

06/22/2015: Network Announces Fleet Enrollment Option

06/04/2015: New spill response hub adds protection to Western Alaska

06/01/2015: Network’s APC is only U.S. Coast Guard approved APC for all Western Alaska

05/21/2015: May 2015 Newsletter, Vol. 1 Available Online

05/16/2015: The Network Continues to Provide APC Regulatory Compliance for Tank & Nontank Vessels throughout Western Alaska & Prince William Sound

05/14/2015: Why Choose the Network?

05/13/2015: The Network’s 2014 Year in Review Shows Strong, Growing Service

11/11/2014: Network Announces Updated 2015 APC Enrollment Process & Fees

09/15/2014: The Network and Alaska Chadux Corporation Announce Enhanced Oil Spill Response and Equipment Program for Western Alaska

06/15/2016: Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network Receives Prestigious Award for Keeping the Seas Safe

06/15/2016: Enrollment Fee Reduction

Lloyd's List Winner North America 2016

Lloyd's List Winner North America 2016

The Network is an innovative winner in the 2016 Lloyd’s List Maritime Services Award for its work monitoring and providing enhanced oil spill response capability for seagoing vessels in Western Alaskan waters.

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