Monitoring Center

The Network Monitoring Center plays an instrumental role in aiding vessels’ compliance with the APC’s risk mitigating routing measures, processing of deviations and in relaying information to the Coast Guard and other responders in case of an emergency. Timely and accurate information is essential to early detection of a potential casualty or incident. The Network contracts with the Marine Exchange of Alaska to operate a 24-hour real-time monitoring center that provides timely and accurate information on a participating vessel’s location and operating status.

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.

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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