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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/seward-leading-maritime-workforce-ef
News
Take a hard look at the numbers

...part of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council reiterates a fact of oil transportation in Cook Inlet: while oil tankers have the lowest incidence of mishaps, they also carry the greatest consequences in the event of an accident. Oil transportation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-04-30/take-a-hard-look-at-the-numbers
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-19/state-actions-destroyed-p
Letters
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-15/harbor-safety-committee-proposal-
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-12
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Cook Inlet RCAC recertified, board meeting to be held Friday

...community interests. "As far as OPA '90 we are responsible for environmental monitoring of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers operating in Cook Inlet," Lynda Giguere, director of public outreach for CIRCAC, said. "... We develop programs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-09/cook-inlet-rcac-recertified-board-me
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-02/voices-of-alaska-measure-would-pr
Opinion
Report: Oil tankers pose greatest risk to inlet

A recent study aimed at determining historical rates and predicting future probabilities of oil spills and other materials into Cook Inlet from marine vessels found tank ships -- those carrying oil as their primary cargo -- have the lowest baseline spill rate. However, that same report indicates oil tank ships present the greatest risk in Cook Inlet due to their greater oil capacity and concentrated operations in the middle region of the inlet.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-26/report-oil-tankers-pose-greatest-ris
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Coast Guard investigate spark on oil tanker

...catastrophic'' -- a characterization that regulators do not dispute. ''Simply put -- you don't want sparks around oil tankers,'' said Gary Reimer, an official with the Joint Pipeline Office, a group of state and federal regulators that oversee...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102600/ala_102600alapm0030001.shtml
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Phillips to christen new tanker

...twin rudders and double independent engine rooms. Litton Avon currently has four 125,000-deadweight ton crude oil tankers under construction for Polar Tankers. Phillips Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Mulva said the company decided to build...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030100/ala_030101nas0050001.shtml
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