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. The Network non-tank vessel APC provides a practical option for meeting U.S. Pollution Prevention Regulations and the prescribed oil spill equipment requirements as applicable to the waters of Western Alaska and Prince William Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) zones. Our APC programs continue to provide the most comprehensive and cost effective APC services throughout Western Alaska and Prince William Sound COTP.
As a nonprofit maritime organization, the Network’s fees are based on the projected number of vessels participating and the cost of providing the enhanced prevention and response capabilities required by the Coast Guard. The Network Board has projected an overall ratereduction of 14% can be made using the fleet enrollment option and still allow sufficient funds to implement the APC measures and the prevention and response capabilities. These reducedrates will reestablish the Network as the APC with the lowest cost of enrollment with the most amount of prevention and response capabilities, as well as the largest coverage area, without compromising quality or integrity.
The updated Non-Tank vessel rates came into effect on July 1, 2016.
To ensure continuous compliance and ease of documentation, the Network encourages companies to enroll using the Fleet Enrollment option, which will provide a 5% discount on enrollment rates, as well as less enrollment paperwork each year. The rates for tank vessels will remain at $7,500 for tank vessels and $7,125 for tank vessels enrolled as a fleet.