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Seward leading maritime workforce efforts

...companies that work in Southcentral, whether it is freight vessels moving consumer goods to the Port of Anchorage or oil tankers working out of Valdez, will need someone with an ice navigation certification in the bridge.As it moves through the...
What others say: Nation much develop safer energy transportation

...Megantic, Quebec; Lynchburg Virginia; Pickens County, Ala.; among others - that have seen dramatic and dangerous oil tanker fires involving the volatile Bakken crude.Considering the increase in oil transport, the CSX Corp. and other railroads...
What others say: Need for icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...years as our existing ships age.Why do icebreakers matter? Look to the Healy's actions in 2011 when it escorted an oil tanker to Nome as that town was running short on oil. Look to the annual scientific and mapping missions in the Arctic, where...
Harbor safety committee proposal needs clearer goals

...a great deal of vessel traffic from a wide range of users - private craft, charter and commercial fishing vessels, oil tankers and cargo ships - and with an LNG plant on the horizon, marine traffic is going to increase. Bringing everyone to...
Harbor Safety Committee suggested for Cook Inlet

...that such capacity was lacking. A larger change, intended to reduce the risk of oil spills by reducing the number of oil tankers, is the creation of a pipeline across Cook Inlet from the Drift River Oil Terminal to the refinery in Nikiski. Although...
Les Palmer: Remember the Exxon Valdez

...casual visitor - the boaters, kayakers and passengers aboard day boats and cruise ships. In March of 1989, when the oil tanker ran into Bligh Reef and began leaking crude oil, I remember thinking that Prince William Sound had been spoiled forever...
Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill response, prevention efforts

...non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote environmentally safe operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and the oil tankers that use it. The council's work is guided by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and its contract with Alyeska Pipeline...
Cook Inlet Risk Assessment reaching final stages

...was completed using 2010 data. It showed crude oil carriers moved 58 percent of the 450 million gallons of persistent oil. Tanker barges move 66 percent of the 566 million gallons of non-persistent oil. An accident type of frequency study was...
State actions destroyed profitable fisheries

...Forty years from 1960 to 2000 this state allowed two oil tankers a day to each dump ten-million gallons of ballast water...Honolulu, Anacortes, Japanese and Korean boat harbors. Oil tankers have to take on ballast water to run in the open ocean...
Moratorium on vessel discharges passed in U.S. Senate

...issue came up in the EPA years ago, it was meant to be dealing with ballast and bilge water, primarily like what a big oil tanker would have. They would come in, pump seawater on board to stabilize the vessel and then when they docked in places...


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