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November 4, 2015 - The Network updates stakeholders on 2015 accomplishments and current issues

The purpose of the presentation was to provide an overview of the Network Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) program status, 2015 accomplishments, and to discuss Alaska-specific APC issues. The briefing provided an opportunity to affirm lines of communications with those who have mutual clients in the Network APC. For more information, please contact the Network.

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09/13/2015 - Network’s Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) extended until December 2017

On September 1st, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard extended the Network’s APC for both tank and nontank vessels through December 31, 2017. The Network’s APC covers tank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated cargoes throughout the Captain of the Port Zone Western Alaska (except Cook Inlet) and nontank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated oils as fuel for main propulsion or as a…

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09/10/2015 - The Network recognized for marine environment preservation efforts

Originally reposted in  Alaska Business Monthly, 9/10/2015 ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (“Network”) was recently awarded the 2015 Marine Environment Protection Award by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). The award recognizes the Network’s successful environmental performance and improvement plans, innovative programs that exceed minimum regulatory compliance, and its long-term,…

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06/22/2015 - Network Announces Fleet Enrollment Option

Fleet Enrollment is now possible with Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network. Complete a new Part I Agreement with Schedule A listing all your fleet ships and you will receive a 5% discount on fees. You will be issued a Certificate of Participation effective January through December of each calendar year, which will automatically renew…

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06/4/2015 - New spill response hub adds protection to Western Alaska

Protection of Alaska’s vast marine environment has a new oil spill response equipment hub in Adak Alaska, thanks to vessel participants in Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network’s (Network) Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) program for Western Alaska. Alaska Chadux personnel traveled to Adak on April 26th – 30th to inspect newly purchased and delivered oil spill recovery…

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06/1/2015 - Network’s APC is only U.S. Coast Guard approved APC for all Western Alaska

Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) continues to receive inquiries regarding the coverage area for its Alternative Planning Criteria for Nontank Vessel Response Plans. The Network’s APC covers all of Western Alaska, which includes the Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska and the Arctic. It is our understanding the Network’s APC is the ONLY APC…

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05/21/2015 - May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter Volume 1 The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) provides vessels operating in Alaska best management practices and capabilities that exceed environmental regulations. Because most of Alaska is either remote, inaccessible, or both, compliance with standard federal pollution response regulations is not possible.  Recognizing the special needs of Alaska, the regulations provide…

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05/16/2015 - The Network Continues to Provide APC Regulatory Compliance for Tank & Nontank Vessels throughout Western Alaska & Prince William Sound

Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) recently learned the U. S. Coast Guard has approved a second nontank vessel Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) for vessels “ transiting the Aleutian subarea of the Western Alaska COTP zone” (1Call Approval; USCG, May 14, 2015).  The Network APC continues to provide compliance for vessels that both transit or…

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05/14/2015 - Why Choose the Network?

Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network (Network) is now providing federal regulatory compliance services to hundreds of vessels and is gearing up to expand and improve services this year. The Network remains the only practical and cost effective alternative for full OPA 90 compliance in Western Alaska and Prince William Sound. The support and encouragement…

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05/13/2015 - The Network’s 2014 Year in Review Shows Strong, Growing Service

The U. S. Coast Guard recently approved a second nontank vessel APC for vessels transiting the Aleutian subarea within the Western Alaska Captain of the Port Zone. So, why choose the Network? The Network is a nonprofit company focused on reducing the risk of marine casualties and oil spills.  We do not profit from enrollment…

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11/11/2014 - Network Announces Updated 2015 APC Enrollment Process & Fees

Over the course of 2014, the Network proved capable of expediting enrollment requests from around the world within 24 to 48 hours. In order to better serve Network participants, the Network is revising its enrollment process by transitioning to an online system for 2015 to more effectively support the needs of participants. The Network remains…

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