Alaska Chadux Network will provide unparalleled oil spill prevention, response programs, guaranteed federal compliance
October 1, 2020 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska’s premier oil spill response organization and leading federal maritime regulation compliance provider announced today that they are combining operations under a new name to provide enhanced oil spill prevention and response programs. The Boards of the Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) and Alaska Chadux Corporation (Chadux) voted in September to reorganize as the Alaska Chadux Network (ACN) to stabilize business, lower rates for member companies, and maintain a standard of guaranteed compliance with all federal and state maritime and shoreside fuel regulations within Northern, Central, and Western Alaska.
“The Alaska Chadux Network brings together the best of two premier Alaska maritime and fuel facility environmental compliance organizations,” Chadux Board President Jeff Savage said. “This new organization provides our subscribers with guaranteed compliance with federal and state oil spill prevention and response regulations within Alaska, as well as enhanced oil spill prevention response services, lower costs, and safety-advancing innovation to benefit the whole of the maritime and fuel facility industry. We’re excited to continue protecting ship crews, cargo and Alaska’s coastlines for generations to come.”
Chadux is a nonprofit oil spill removal organization (OSRO) providing coverage for vessels and facilities across Western Alaska and Prince William Sound Captain of the Port Zones that is compliant with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The Network is also a nonprofit corporation and provides alternative planning criteria (APC) programs for nontank and tank vessels to meet federal vessel response plan regulations throughout Chadux’s coverage area. Both organizations are recipients of the U.S. Coast Guard’s prestigious Osprey Award for environmental safety and protection - Chadux in 2010, and the Network in 2020.
“ACN closely unites the oil spill response capabilities of Chadux with the guaranteed federal compliance of the Network, resulting in a stronger, more effective, and responsive organization,” Network Board Chairman Mike Moore said. “Enhanced prevention and response are essential to ensuring maritime safety throughout Alaska’s multi-use waters and beyond including trade lanes serving the West Coast. We are committed to a seamless transition over the next quarter and throughout 2021 for the benefit of Alaskans, the environment, and our nearly 550 companies we support across the globe.”
The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation founded to pioneer the development and implementation of Alternative Compliance Programs that achieve OPA 90 compliance for nontank vessels and tank vessels that operate in Western Alaska. alaskaseas.org
Founded in 1993, the Alaska Chadux Corporation is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation comprised of 60 member companies dedicated to oil spill incident planning and response. Chadux operates the only fully equipped and dedicated oil spill response vessels based in Kodiak and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. chadux.com