Response Vessels

The Network has access to numerous types of response vessels throughout the Network coverage area. The newly added 146’ Sea Strike will provide Network participants with the only purpose-built OSRV (Oil Spill Recovery Vessel) in Alaska. Chadux owns and operates 15 response vessels of their own, with an additional 40+ vessels of opportunity distributed throughout the Network coverage area. There are 31 barges of opportunity that have established agreements with Chadux for a collective capacity of over 900,000 barrels. The Network also has established agreements with 6 towing companies for a total of 19 tugs of opportunity that operate in Alaska.

Ocean Boom Exercise near Kodiak in September 2016

Sea Strike

The 146′ oil spill response vessel (OSRV) Sea Strike is under contract with the Network to support response incidents in Alaska. The Sea Strike is the only purpose-built OSRV in Alaska with the capability to support spill response or salvage operations along the Alaska Peninsula, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands. With berthing capacity for 15, a range of 5,000+ miles and considerable deck space for response or salvage gear, Network participants now have access to another specialized tool suited for response operations in remote Alaska locations. For more information on Paradigm Marine go here.

Specs (PDF)

Outfitting (PDF)


The 264’ oil spill response barge (OSRB) Kittiwake is under contract with the Network to support response incidents in Alaska. The Kittiwake has a carrying capacity of over 23,000 barrels, two deck cranes, 4 lightering fenders, lightering transfer pump, and a cargo transfer pump.


LOA: 264 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Displacement: 1259 Gross

Product Capacity: 23,500

Cargo Tanks: 12

65KW Genset


Restroom with head

Alaska Chadux Owned Vessels

Chadux Responder 38'

The Chadux Responder is a 38’ landing craft with a custom built oil recovery system. Constructed with ¼” aluminum plate, she is rugged and suitable for the demands of Prince William Sound spill response activities. Ample below-decks storage allows her to remain loaded with a pump, boom and skimmer for rapid response. The spacious cabin and safety  equipment will keep a crew comfortable and  secure while working.

Landing Craft (24'-41')

Chadux landing craft are capable of deploying and maintaining containment boom and performing on-water recovery operations.


Chadux’s barges are intended to support on-water response operations and provide temporary storage of recovered product. The
microbarge is portable and can be flown in a C-130 cargo aircraft. Barges can be towed with small workboats or fishing vessels.

Work Skiff (16'-22')

Chadux has a number of aluminum work skiffs in its inventory. These vessels are 18 to 22 feet long and are equipped with a single towpost for towing boom. The skiffs are suitable for use in protected harbors and in conjunction with larger support vessels.

Inflatable Skiff (16'-18')

Chadux operates several inflatable Zodiac type vessels for near shore work. These craft are suitable for transporting personnel to the beach
and work well to support wildlife capture and shoreline assessment teams.

Tugs of Opportunity

  • 19 tugs participating from six different companies.
  • Voluntary program where owners and operators allow installation of Network-funded tracking equipment aboard their vessels.
  • These tug and support vessels operate predominantly within Western Alaska, many on a year round basis.