Tag Archives: Oil spill response

Abandoned barge at Women’s Bay is leaking fuel-water mixture, CG is responding with clean-up

  Clean up has started on an oil spill from a barge beached and abandoned several years ago in Women’s Bay. Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist Nate Littlejohn said that while any spill of any size is unacceptable, the diesel-water mixture leaking from the barge has been minor so far.   “The Coast Guard is working with contractors to mitigate …

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Kodiak fishing vessel crews train for oil spill response

Ropes, neoprene survival suits, and wooden boards used in the damage control class. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT In September, a number of fishing vessels responded to a spill at the Valdez Marine Terminal. The boats were part of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Vessel of Opportunity Program, which hires and trains crews to do cleanup in …

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Specialized Oil Spill Response Vessel Homeported in Kodiak

The Sea Strike. Photo courtesy of the Network Kayla Desroches/KMXT 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 over existing methods of containing …

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