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Coast Guard Inspection Validates ACN Readiness

Towable bladders used to store recovered spilled oil inflated for a PAV inspection at the Anchorage response facility.

Earlier this summer season, the Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) operations team traveled around Southcentral and Western Alaska, with inspection teams from the U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force Coordination Center conducting the annual PAV (Preparedness Assessment Verification) Inspections. The inspections are designed to verify an oil spill removal organization’s (OSRO) response equipment and readiness to respond. During the two-week inspection trip, ACN and Coast Guard teams visited 10 ACN response hub sites – Homer, Nikiski, Seward, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Dillingham, Bethel, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, and Adak. No discrepancies were noted during the inspections, validating ACN’s high readiness to respond.