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Joint Press Release: New Maritime Response Center to Serve Alaska’s Pacific Rim


The Pacific Rim Response Center (PRRC), offering the collaborative services of three long-standing Alaska businesses, is based in Kodiak to provide maritime resources and spill response to the underserved region of Western Alaska

The Pacific Rim Response Center facility in Kodiak, AK provides a range of response services and assets to the Western Alaska maritime industry.

Kodiak, AK; April 21, 2021 - Kodiak is now home to the Pacific Rim Response Center (PRRC), a facility that serves as a hub for a comprehensive suite of maritime resources providing vessel support, marine casualty response, and oil and hazardous spill response. The PRRC was established as a collaboration between Paradigm Marine and strategic partners Alaska Chadux̂  Network (Chadux̂) and Global Diving & Salvage (Global), providing one consolidated location for a range of resources to serve the Western Alaska maritime industry.

With personnel and assets staged in Kodiak, the region is better served with Paradigm’s expansive marine construction and vessel fleet along with Chadux̂’s vast inventory of oil spill response resources, and Global’s extensive commercial diving, marine casualty response, and construction capabilities. Located near the only year-round all-weather airport in the Gulf of Alaska that can handle both commercial and cargo aircraft, the PRRC features 600’ of deep-water dock space, office facilities, and a large, secure equipment staging and storage yard.

“Kodiak has always been a critical hub to access the Gulf of Alaska, Alaska Peninsula, and Aleutian Islands,” said Sully Sutherlin, President of Paradigm Marine. “The Pacific Rim Response Center underscores this and will help empower the support resources in that region. Our facility is not only in an important strategic location; it now includes three critical service providers with extensive Alaskan experience.”

Buddy Custard, Alaska Chadux̂  Network President / CEO, added, “We have had a response hub in Kodiak for over 10 years. Establishing the PRRC is a key part of our strategic buildout for our clients throughout Western Alaska, allowing us to collocate additional oil spill response resources.”

Furthering the capabilities of the team, Global will stage marine casualty response and commercial diving equipment at the PRRC, allowing diving and salvage teams to provide support on short notice. “We have always looked for the right time to establish a footprint in Kodiak,” said Deirdre Coots, Global’s Alaska Manager. “We are excited to be part of this experienced team that serves both the planned and unplanned needs of the maritime community throughout Western Alaska.”

“All three of our companies provide valuable maritime services and response capabilities throughout Alaska, 24/7/365. By aligning our resources through the new Pacific Rim Response Center, we will serve Western Alaska better and faster than ever before,” added Sutherlin.

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About the PRRC Partners:
Paradigm Marine owns and operates several Oil Spill Response Vessels and a lightering barge under charter to Chadux̂. In addition, Paradigm owns and operates ice-class ocean-going emergency response tugs, marine construction equipment, and cranes, as well as cargo and pile barges. They offer a full suite of support for marine salvage and construction throughout Western Alaska.
Alaska Chadux̂  Network has provided state and federal oil spill compliance and response services throughout Western Alaska for over 28 years. Their clients’ vessels and facilities have access to, by far, the largest inventory of in-region response resources in Western Alaska.
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has provided marine casualty response, salvage, commercial diving, marine construction, and marine technology services throughout Alaska for over 20 years.