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May 24, 2018 - Informational Circular 2018-02: OSRV Ocean Liberty Arrives in Dutch Harbor

The OSRV Ocean Liberty, a purpose-built oil spill response vessel, has arrived at its new homeport in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska. The 166-foot vessel is owned and operated by Paradigm Marine and has been contracted to support the Alaska Chadux Corporation – the Network’s supporting Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO). The OSRV Ocean Liberty along with...

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03/27/2018 - Information Circular 2018-01: 2017 Annual Report & William M. Benkert Award

The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network [Network] is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report and announce the recipient for their prestigious Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. The Network received Honorable Mention for its commitment to the environment. The biennial award recognizes organizations for outstanding achievement in all aspects of marine environmental protection

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07/24/2017 - Information Cirular 2017-03: Nontank Vessel Fee Reduction

Nontank Vessel Fee Reduction The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network’s [Network] Board of Directors recently adopted to reduce fees by 3 percent for nontank vessels that participate in the Network’s Coast Guard approved Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) programs. The updated nontank vessel fees take effect on August 1, 2017. Please note that the Tank vessel fee will remain at $7,125.

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07/11/2017 - Information Circular 2017 – 02

• Loyalty Discount Program • ASRC-Energy Services and Network Partnership • Teaming Agreements with Salvage & Marine Firefighter Providers • Fishing Vessel Miss Destinee Oil Spill Prevention & Salvage Operation • Network Capability Exercise • Congressional Testimony • Meet The Network

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04/17/2017 - 2016 Annual Report Now Available

The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network is pleased to release its 2016 Annual Report

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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. “This prestigious award is a truly significant recognition within…

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06/15/2016 - Enrollment Fee Reduction

The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network’s [Network] Board of Directors, made up of industry representatives, recently adopted reduced fees for non-tank vessels that participate in the Network’s Coast Guard approved Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) programs.

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05/13/2016 - Specialized Oil Spill Response Vessel Homeported in Kodiak

Originally published on  KMXT 100.1 Kodiak By Kayla Desroches May 11, 2016 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…

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02/8/2016 - How Shell’s Arctic Pullout Better Prepares Alaska for Oil Spills

Originally published in  Alaska Dispatch News By Annie Zak February 6, 2016 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…

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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. The five ATBAs apply to…

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11/4/2015 - The Network updates stakeholders on 2015 accomplishments and current issues

The purpose of the presentation was to provide an overview of the Network Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) program status, 2015 accomplishments, and to discuss Alaska-specific APC issues. The briefing provided an opportunity to affirm lines of communications with those who have mutual clients in the Network APC. For more information, please contact the Network.

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