06/15/2016 - Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network Receives Prestigious Award for Keeping the Seas Safe
Anchorage-based Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (The Network) is an innovative winner in the 2016 Lloyd’s List Maritime Services Award for its work with the Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) for monitoring and providing enhanced oil spill response capability for seagoing vessels in Western Alaskan waters. Read more.
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. Read more.
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.
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?
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.