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ACN Provides Vessel of Opportunity Training in Nome

Fishing vessels ERICA RENEE and MITHRIL towing boom outside of Nome, practicing on-water collection.

In mid-July, the Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN) team traveled to Nome to provide Vessel of Opportunity training for its local response and logistics partners and conduct an on-water equipment deployment exercise. With the use of three Vessels of Opportunity in our program, the ACN response team successfully deployed boom and practiced on-water free oil recovery just outside of Nome. These experienced vessel crews demonstrated their vast knowledge of the area and familiarity of working in coordination with ACN responders during the exercise.