Response teams continue response and containment efforts of oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska

Unified Command response teams utilize contracted fishing vessels provided by Alaska Chadux, LLC, during continued oil recovery efforts in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, March 4, 2018. Alaska Chadux vessels were contracted by the Coast Guard to provide equipment and resources during the oil spill that occurred Feb. 27, 2018 in Port Williams in Shuyak Strait. Photo courtesy of Alaska Chadux, LLC.

Unified Command response teams utilize contracted fishing vessels provided by Alaska Chadux, LLC, during continued oil recovery efforts in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, March 4, 2018.  Photo courtesy of Alaska Chadux, LLC.

KODIAK, Alaska – Responders continued cleanup efforts, wildlife and site assessments of the oil spill in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak, Sunday.

Six bags of oily waste were collected and are being stored on Nuka Island in accordance with the Unified Command’s waste management plan.

A secondary inflatable containment boom, as well as an inner boom ring, is being deployed to further absorb any remaining oil within the contained area. The inner boom ring is a secondary level of protective containment boom deployed inside the primary boom.

There have been no reports of impacted wildlife in the immediate or outlying vicinity of the site. Response crews are continuing cleanup efforts in the impacted area and are assessing how to remove debris.

“Our response crews continue to actively monitor the spill site and are aggressively conducting recovery efforts utilizing deployed absorbent materials,” said Shawn Decker, Alaska Chadux Operations Section Chief. “Our primary focus remains on containing and controlling the spilled product within the impacted area as we continue ongoing recovery efforts.”

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