FOSC-R Training

The Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) participated in the Federal On Scene Coordinator Representative (FOSC-R) academy being held by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage in March. The academy was designed to bring federal On Scene Coordinators (OSCs), state OSCs, resource agencies, and Oil Spill Removal Organizations (OSROs) together to discuss response topics and provide training to OSCs. ACN…

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Oil on Ice Training with Navy SupSalv

In February, Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) operations team participated in the annual Oil in Ice exercise put on by the Navy Supervisor of Salvage group (NavSupSalv) on Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. The exercise allowed personnel to practice tactics for recovering oil under the ice. Participants this year were NavSupSalv from California, Hawaii, Virginia, and…

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ComFish Alaska

  Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) hosted a booth at ComFish Alaska, in Kodiak on March 24-26 to meet with the many fishing vessel owners and operators we support. ComFish Alaska is Alaska’s Premier Commercial Fisheries Trade Show, as well as the largest and longest-running in Alaska. ACN was one of over 40 exhibitors who participated and…

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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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