Maritime Challenges in the U.S. Arctic – A Virtual Seminar

Meeting Maritime Challenges in the U.S. Arctic We must meet maritime challenges in the U.S. Arctic head-on. As the only Alaska-based OSRO nonprofit, we’re so pleased to co-host this unique virtual seminar with our colleagues at NAMEPA (North American Marine Environmental Protection Association)! This informative event will be held on September 8th at 0900(ADT)/1300(EDT). It…

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Enrollment Fee Reduction

The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network’s [Network] Board of Directors, made up of industry representatives, recently adopted reduced fees for non-tank vessels that participate in the Network’s Coast Guard approved Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) programs.

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Specialized Oil Spill Response Vessel Homeported in Kodiak

Originally published on  KMXT 100.1 Kodiak By Kayla Desroches May 11, 2016 An oil spill response vessel called the Sea Strike is now homeported in Kodiak, gearing up to answer the need for oil spill cleanup in the Central Gulf of Alaska and Western Alaska. One of the groups behind the project says it’ll be an improvement…

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How Shell’s Arctic Pullout Better Prepares Alaska for Oil Spills

Originally published in  Alaska Dispatch News By Annie Zak February 6, 2016 Shell may have pulled out of the Arctic, but some of its leftover equipment will better prepare the state for oil spills. Three Alaska organizations are working together to place spill response equipment Shell contracted during its Arctic offshore oil exploration in response hubs around Western…

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IMO adopted areas to be avoided along Aleutian Islands

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee per IMO SN.1/Circ.331 adopted five ‘Areas to Be Avoided’ (ATBA) in the region of the Aleutian Island Archipelago in order to reduce the risk of a marine casualty and resulting pollution and damage to the environment. These new ATBAs will come into effect on January 1, 2016. The five ATBAs apply to…

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The Network updates stakeholders on 2015 accomplishments and current issues

The purpose of the presentation was to provide an overview of the Network Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) program status, 2015 accomplishments, and to discuss Alaska-specific APC issues. The briefing provided an opportunity to affirm lines of communications with those who have mutual clients in the Network APC. For more information, please contact the Network.

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Network’s Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) extended until December 2017

On September 1st, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard extended the Network’s APC for both tank and nontank vessels through December 31, 2017. The Network’s APC covers tank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated cargoes throughout the Captain of the Port Zone Western Alaska (except Cook Inlet) and nontank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated oils as fuel for main propulsion or as a…

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The Network recognized for marine environment preservation efforts

Originally reposted in  Alaska Business Monthly, 9/10/2015 ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (“Network”) was recently awarded the 2015 Marine Environment Protection Award by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). The award recognizes the Network’s successful environmental performance and improvement plans, innovative programs that exceed minimum regulatory compliance, and its long-term,…

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Network Announces Fleet Enrollment Option

Fleet Enrollment is now possible with Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network. Complete a new Part I Agreement with Schedule A listing all your fleet ships and you will receive a 5% discount on fees. You will be issued a Certificate of Participation effective January through December of each calendar year, which will automatically renew…

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