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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...
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...
With Kulluk grounding, we've been warned

...on the tugs that escort loaded oil tankers through Prince William Sound...Corner".It's also why loaded oil tankers are not allowed to pass through...Valdez Marine Terminal and the oil tankers that use it. The council's work...
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.
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...
Exxon Valdez headed for India scrap heap

...salvageable material and discard the rest. India has one of the world's largest industries for breaking down old ships and oil tankers in the town of Alang, and workers in the coastal town are expected to process the ship to salvage scraps of metal and...
Tanker, cruise ship tax floated

...establish formulas for calculating a prorated tax based on the value of the vessel. Sprague said he was primarily targeting oil tankers and cruise ships. He said the law likely would be subject to federal restrictions if they applied. "I haven't talked...
Cook Inlet RCAC recertified, board meeting to be held Friday 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...
Time to wake up to threat of non-indigenous species

...brought into Prince William Sound by oil tankers for navigational stability on the...United States-where Alaska-bound oil tankers take on ballast water-and British...Valdez Marine Terminal and the oil tankers that use it. The council's work...
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...


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