Prince William Sound Offshore Tank Vessel APC Approved

On April 11, 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard accepted Alaska Chadux̂ Network’s (ACN) Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) for Tank Vessels transiting the Prince William Sound Captain of the Port Zone in the offshore operating environment, between 50 and 200 nautical miles that are not part of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. This expansion of tank vessel APC…

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ACN Supports Crude Oil Spill Response – Lima, Peru

The Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) team provided oil spill response consulting support to ETI (Environmental Technologies Inc.) during the Repsol Refinery crude oil spill in Lima, Peru that occurred on January 15, 2022. It is estimated over 11,000 barrels of crude oil was spilled in the coastal environment in the vicinity of Lima, Peru. Two…

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2021 Annual Report Released

2021 Annual Report Released   The 2021 Annual Report for the Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) has been released! ACN is excited to share the highlights from 2021 of the responses, training, compliance services, stakeholder engagement, and financial accountability; all together create the ACN comprehensive difference. ACN was able to continue advancing its capabilities in balance with…

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ACN Announces 2022 Vessel Fees

2022 Vessel Fee Update   The Board of Directors for Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) voted unanimously in December 2021 to keep all transit-only vessel fees unchanged for 2022 and reduce the bundled State & Federal operating vessel fees. The update on specific rates and fees for 2022 for each category of vessel is detailed below:…

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Virtual Seminar Highlights Challenges, Opportunities in the U.S. Arctic

Alaska Chadux̂ Network and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) hosted a collaborative virtual seminar that focused on maritime challenges in the U.S. Arctic.   This informative event was held on September 8, 2021, and addressed a series of topics including: a keynote address focusing on the role of the U.S. Arctic in national…

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New Leadership Takes the Helm at the Marine Exchange of Alaska

A shift in season brought monumental change to the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) this month with the retirement of Captain Ed Page, USCG (ret.) after 20 years as Executive Director. In his place, MXAK welcomed Captain Steve White, USCG (ret.) who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in August 2021 after 31 years of…

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U.S./Russia Joint Arctic Excercise Held in Anchorage

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Marine Rescue Service Russian Federation held their 43rd joint planning group meeting and exercise Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Anchorage under the 2020 Joint Contingency Plan of the United States of America and the Russian Federation in Combating Pollution on the Bering Sea and Chukchi Seas.   The…

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F/V St. Patrick Spill Response

On August 6th, Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) was activated to assist Global Diving & Salvage with what was initially reported as a sheen coming from the bottom of Woman’s Bay in Kodiak. It was later discovered that the sheen was coming from the F/V St. Patrick, a riveted steel hull vessel that sank in 1989.…

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Building Partnerships to Protect Arctic Marine Wildlife from an Oil Spill

The Arctic region as defined by the U.S. Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 includes the “Great Circle Route.” This route is transited by thousands of large ocean-going vessels annually along the Aleutian Archipelago and supports billions of dollars in essential trade and commerce to and from the United States. This region further includes…

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Pioneering Safety: The Western Alaska Lightering Best Practices Committee

The Network initiated the Western Alaska Tanker Lightering Best Practices Committee in 2019, working in close partnership with the Alaska Chadux Corporation. Tank vessel lightering operations serve over 160 communities and villages in Western Alaska with products for essential heating and fueling. Millions of gallons of fuel are transferred from Ship to Barge and Ship…

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