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Fishing vessel runs aground near Valdez

...Fate Hunter's crew safe, the Coast Guard's priority is "preserving the integrity of the marine environment in Port Valdez," said Lt. Keyth Pankau, Marine Safety Unit Valdez response department head, in the release.
North Slope spill report focuses on flow lines

...extract and process oil that eventually moves through the trans-Alaska pipeline, which offloaded its first barrel in Port Valdez in 1977. Federal regulators oversee the trans-Alaska pipeline itself and other crude oil lines on the North Slope...
Commission faults agency, industry in Gulf spill

...after Alaska's tragedy: a federal law that has phased in double hull tankers; a requirement for tanker escorts into Port Valdez; creation of regional citizen councils that act as industry watchdogs; storage facilities in Alaska fishing communities...
Alaska Digest

...cameras mounted on towers throughout Prince William Sound are helping the U.S. Coast Guard direct shipping traffic at Port Valdez, where North Slope crude oil is loaded onto tankers bound for West Coast refineries. Coast Guard officials say they...
Wind, floods force closure of pipeline

...where oil is loaded onto tankers. The terminal is across Port Valdez from the city and a road leading to it was affected at the Valdez harbor and were transported across Port Valdez by boat. Nearly 500 Alyeska employees travel the road...
Northwest Digest

...huge salmon runs have been occurring, Von Bargen said, as fewer and fewer summer cruise ships have been docking at Port Valdez. Several years ago, as many as 96 ships docked at Valdez in a single season, while last summer, 16 visited, said...
My turn: State should blow up Bligh Reef

...safest transportation system in Port Valdez. When 11 million gallons of thick...can feel the anger. Instead of Port Valdez having radar on all traffic, we...with safe transportation through Port Valdez. That system required the Coast...
Coast Guard helps distressed jet boat

...boat from Station Valdez responded Monday after receiving the distress call from Anderson Bay on the southwest side of Port Valdez. Coast Guard personnel gave the jet boat two pumps but its main engine shut down and it began drifting toward nearby...
Tug that ran into reef towed to port

VALDEZ - A crippled tugboat that spilled fuel into Alaska's Prince William Sound after hitting the same reef that caused the Exxon Valdez oil disaster 20 years ago reached port early Sunday morning, a spokesman for the tug's owner said.
Study: Oil lingering from Exxon spill thriving," he said. The oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground March 24, 1989, on Bligh Reef 25 miles south of Port Valdez, spilling 11 million gallons of Alaska North Slope crude oil offloaded from the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. The oil...


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