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...Valdez doctor found ANCHORAGE - A Valdez doctor known for his wilderness skills was found dead in the water in the Port of Valdez on Friday, two days after he was reported missing. The body of Dr. Andrew Embick, 52, was spotted by a kayaker...
Double-hulled tankers cut risk of oil spills

...ANCHORAGE - The Polar Endeavour, the first double-hulled tanker built for Phillips Alaska, arrived Wednesday at the port of Valdez to take on a load of oil. The 895-foot tanker was scheduled to head south today to deliver a full load of 1 million...
Alaska Digest

...trans-Alaska pipeline for about ten hours on Thursday. Spokesman Mike Heatwole said high winds and high stores of oil at the Port of Valdez prompted the decision. The company needed to slow the flow of oil from the North Slope because the fourteen 500...
New Ship for Security

...110-foot Coast Guard cutter Long Island is visiting Juneau on the way from its former base in San Diego to its new home port of Valdez. The cutter pulled into Auke Bay about 3 p.m. Wednesday and could leave today, Saturday or Sunday, said Coast...
Alaska editorial: Marking 30 years of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline

...Prudhoe Bay pushed a button to allow the first oil to flow into the pipeline for the 800-mile journey south to the port of Valdez. Sound off on the important issues at An account of that day's events, including the 65-minute delay in the startup...
Is Alaska pipeline secure?

...of domestic crude oil production - snakes north to south across Alaska, from the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez, where tankers are loaded for delivery to West Coast refineries. About half of the 48-inch diameter pipeline lies...
Fuel removed from damaged tugboat

...Marine Services spokesman Jim Butler said the tugboat Pathfinder also was relocated Tuesday to the container dock at the Port of Valdez. This makes the tug much more accessible to naval architects to more closely examine the damage to the vessel. Butler...
This Day in History

...get them back in the tundra. In 1977, the first tanker load of Alaskan oil from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields left the Port of Valdez aboard the ARCO Juneau. In the nation In 1790, the first United States census was completed, showing a population...
Valdez takes possible terrorist threat seriously

...information seriously and have increased security at the Port of Valdez, where armed Coast Guard patrols were more visible...the national economy - and we have two in Alaska, the Port of Valdez and the airport in Anchorage," Stevens said. "That's...
This Day in History

...1979, the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline flow was cut nearly 80 percent as a strong storm kept tankers from entering the Port of Valdez. The storm eased the next day, allowing tanker traffic to resume. In 1979, the international conservation group...


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