NEWS & UPDATES

May 16, 2015 - The Network Continues to Provide APC Regulatory Compliance for Tank & Nontank Vessels throughout Western Alaska & Prince William Sound

Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) recently learned the U. S. Coast Guard has approved a second nontank vessel Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) for vessels “ transiting the Aleutian subarea of the Western Alaska COTP zone” (1Call Approval; USCG, May 14, 2015).  The Network APC continues to provide compliance for vessels that both transit or…

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05/14/2015 - Why Choose the Network?

Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) is now providing federal regulatory compliance services to hundreds of vessels and is gearing up to expand and improve services this year. The Network remains the only practical and cost effective alternative for full OPA 90 compliance in Western Alaska and Prince William Sound. The support and encouragement as started up is very much appreciated – from our enrollees and partners, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. In 2014, the Network: Implemented enrollment system accommodating over 2,000 vessel operators Demonstrated 24/7 ability to monitor vessel compliance and maintain quality communications Enhanced vessel tracking capability with additional terrestrial AIS sites Developed and implemented Emergency Information Communications System (EICS) Funded OSRO acquisition and staging of 2 large vessel booming packages and a Western Alaska Rapid Response equipment package Expanded the Network’s Board of Directors Delivered regular updates to USCG on Networks’ effort to implement and comply…

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05/13/2015 - The Network’s 2014 Year in Review Shows Strong, Growing Service

The U. S. Coast Guard recently approved a second nontank vessel APC for vessels transiting the Aleutian subarea within the Western Alaska Captain of the Port Zone. So, why choose the Network? The Network is a nonprofit company focused on reducing the risk of marine casualties and oil spills.  We do not profit from enrollment fees and we do not profit from marine casualties. The Network represents vessels’ owners and operators interests seeking compliance solutions to the USCG pollution prevention regulations found in 33 CFR 155. The Network’s Board of Directors consists of representatives of the owners and operators of the vessels who participate in the APC. The Network was established by and is staffed with Alaskans who are maritime professionals and have over a century of practical experience with Alaska’s unique maritime issues. The Network’s APCs for tankers and nontank vessels (NTV) were developed in a full and open process with procedures and refinements…

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11/11/2014 - Network Announces Updated 2015 APC Enrollment Process & Fees

Over the course of 2014, the Network proved capable of expediting enrollment requests from around the world within 24 to 48 hours. In order to better serve Network participants, the Network is revising its enrollment process by transitioning to an online system for 2015 to more effectively support the needs of participants. The Network remains confident in our ability to continue to enroll participants efficiently through this new enrollment process. Computer system transitions can be strenuous however we have strived to make this process as seamless as possible for Network participants. We appreciate your patience in implementing this new system. The Network is enthusiastic for the upcoming year and certain that over time this process will streamline future enrollments for all participants. With respect to the International Group P&I Clubs review of the Network NTV enrollment application, the Network’s amended APC enrollment forms and terms are in final review with acceptance anticipated promptly. Enrollment Fees…

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09/15/2014 - The Network and Alaska Chadux Corporation Announce Enhanced Oil Spill Response and Equipment Program for Western Alaska

The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) and Alaska Chadux Corporation (Chadux) have completed terms for a financial grant from the Network to Chadux to acquire and stage additional oil spill response resources for the Captain of the Port Zones of Western Alaska and Prince William Sound covered in the Network Nontank Vessel Alternative Planning Criteria (NTV APC) program. The equipment enhances Chadux’s current response resource inventory by adding a Large Vessel Booming Package, a Western Alaska Rapid Response Package, and by establishing enhanced response capability in Adak, Alaska. The new Adak response resource package will be managed by Chadux and staged in close cooperation and coordination with The Aleut Corporation. The new response resources will be phased into Chadux’s response resource inventory over the next nine months. “When the NTV APC was approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Network made a commitment to enhance response resources in Western Alaska” said Ed Page,…

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