Risk Reduction Monitoring Center
- 24/7 live monitoring in Alaska
- Assist vessel masters with deviation requests
- Monitors real-time locations of response assets
- Integral part of your Safety Management System
Monitoring Coverage: In 2015, the Network’s Monitoring Center tracked over 8,900 vessels operating in the Western Alaska region. More than 5,800 vessel transits were enrolled in the Network APC programs. Network participant fees supports the operation and maintenance of the most comprehensive non-governmental Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) vessel tracking and monitoring network in the world, covering an area over 1.5 million square miles of navigable waters surrounding Alaska. With over 130 terrestrial AIS receivers providing realtime information on vessels’ locations, complimented with redundant satellite tracking systems, MXAK’s network has been instrumental in saving mariners’ lives, property and aiding environmental compliance and response.
The Network's Geographic Area Covered
The Network serves tank and non-tank vessels operating in or transiting through the Western Alaska and Prince William Sound Captain of the Port zones, except for tank vessels operating in Prince William Sound or Cook Inlet. These zones extend from the Alaska/Canada border in the Arctic, Western Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and western Alaskan Islands, Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound. These waters encompass the jurisdictional area covered by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage/Captain of the Port Western Alaska and U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez/Captain of the Port Prince William Sound, excluding Cook Inlet.
Marine Exchange of Alaska
24/7 MONITORING IN ALASKA
The Network’s Monitoring Center is operated by Alaskan’s who know Alaska. Network watchstanders monitor over 1.5 million square miles of Alaska waters in effort to protect crews, cargo, and Alaska’s coastline. The Network’s Vessel Monitoring Center, located in Juneau, Alaska is staffed 24/7 by trained professionals.
7,735 Transits by all Cargo and Tank Vessels *
5,842 Transits by all Network Vessels
3,343 Transits by Network Cargo and Tank Vessels on Non-Innocent Passage *
1,251 Transits by Network Cargo and Tank Vessels on Innocent Passage *
* Excludes fishing vessels and tugs
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.