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Tesoro cited for incident at Nikiski oil loading dock

An incident described as a "near miss" involving an oil tanker loading cargo during winter ice conditions and heavy tidal currents has warranted a violation notice from the state and corrective measures from Tesoro. Details have recently surfaced after the Jan. 13 incident involving the oil tanker Overseas Martinez, the tug aiding it and the ice-scouting vessel dedicated to watching out for ice conditions in Cook Inlet as the tanker was docked and conducting cargo operations.
Coast Guard investigate spark on oil tanker

...operations and is reviewing the incident. The incident occurred Oct. 19 as a long pipe used to collect toxic vapors during oil loading was moving toward the waiting tanker. Static electricity often builds on long pipe sections. The pipe is equipped...
The hunt for Susitna reds

...year of data," he said. Problems Some days the weather, boat traffic, construction equipment on the Christy Lee oil loading platform, divers in the water or waves of jumpers - slang for salmon running so thick they break the surface - conspired...
Groups unite over Drift River: Unified Command ensures decisions about the terminal are made as one a little bit more complicated, it's not analogous to draining water from bath tub," Folley said. As though oil loading operations in the inlet weren't already complicated enough by swift tidal currents, variable weather and dangerous...
Authorities investigate death of Western Cook Inlet's resident walrus

...devotion to certain haulouts, has died. He was last been seen about three weeks ago, hanging around the Drift River oil loading platform, where tankers dock to fill up with Inlet crude. He would scrape its pilings for mussels. Bob Priewe, an...
Pipeline company rejects call for more vapor equipment at terminal

...and tanker port at Valdez say they won't be installing any more equipment to capture toxic vapors released during oil loading. Despite some criticism from a watchdog group that monitors tanker shipping and the port, Alyeska Pipeline Service...


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