Building on Don Young’s Legacy of Protecting Alaska Oceans

  By ACN President & CEO Buddy Custard May 22 marks National Maritime Day. Congress established it in 1933 in commemoration of the steam ship Savannah and her maiden voyage, which was the first trans-Atlantic journey ever made by a steam-powered vessel. In the 203 years since the Savannah departed her eponymous port in Georgia…

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U.S. Maritime Day – A Brief History

  Each year on May 22, the United States celebrates U.S. Maritime Day. It was officially recognized by Congress in 1933 to commemorate the American steamship Savannah, and the start of her voyage from Savannah, Georgia, to Liverpool, England. That transatlantic voyage was the first-ever by a steamship, and a similar crossing wouldn’t be attempted…

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ACN Provides Tug Grounding Support in Southeast Alaska

In late March, Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) provided assistance to SEAPRO (Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization) with the grounding of the tug Western Mariner in Neva Straits near Sitka, Alaska. The tug had approximately 45,000 gallons of diesel fuel onboard when it ran aground and an unknown amount was discharged. ACN assisted with boom deployment,…

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ACN Releases Updated Nontank Vessel APC Operating Procedures

Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) has released updated Nontank Vessel Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) Operating Procedures. These Operating Procedures include updated deviation protocols, entry requirements, and updated email addresses. As per APC requirements, each participating vessel shall have a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard APC approval letter and relevant APC Operating Procedures onboard prior to transiting…

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ACN Provides HAZWOPER & First Aid Training in Dutch Harbor

HAZWOPER & First Aid Training – Dutch Harbor     In January 2022, our team provided HAZWOPER and first aid training to individuals from the city of Dutch Harbor, local marine industry companies, and crews enrolled in our Vessel of Opportunity program. The training provided enables the participants to safely act as a responder during…

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ACN Participates in Arctic Encounter Symposium

Earlier this month, ACN President & CEO Buddy Custard attended and presented at the Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) in Anchorage, Alaska. AES is the largest nonprofit Arctic policy forum in North America, and representatives from the international shipping, fishing, and tourism industries as well as diplomats and other subject matter experts from across the globe…

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Vessel of Opportunity Training

On April 11, 2022, Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) provided training for Vessel of Opportunity (VOO) participants from Seward and Whittier at the ACN training facility and warehouse in Anchorage. A full day of classroom and hands-on training provided vessel crews with the knowledge and skills to be able to assist ACN during an oil spill response.…

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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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