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.
06/22/2015: Network Announces Fleet Enrollment Option
05/21/2015: May 2015 Newsletter, Vol. 1 Available Online
05/14/2015: Why Choose the Network?
06/15/2016: Enrollment Fee Reduction
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.