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ACN Conducts Geographic Response Strategy Exercise

Fishing vessels MISS GINA and NO POINT towing boom ahead of the recovery vessel, landing craft LADY SEA, off Spruce Island.

Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) conducted a Geographic Response Strategy (GRS) validation exercise north of Kodiak, near Spruce Island, on May 11, 2022. With permitting completed through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the ACN team planned and accounted for tides, currents, winds, wildlife considerations, vessel traffic, and subsistence harvesting, all to ensure the safest, most effective exercise. With the use of three Vessels of Opportunity enrolled in our program, the ACN response team deployed boom for protection around the anadromous stream in Icon Bay and then practiced on-water free oil recovery. ACN continues to strengthen relationships in the communities it serves and understands the essential importance of having a network of top-notch response and logistics partners throughout Alaska.