Unified Command formalized for container leak response aboard ship in Valdez, Alaska

Unified Command formalized for container leak response aboard ship in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Valdez, and Gallagher Marine Services, LLC formally established a Unified Command on Wednesday in response to container oil leaks aboard the cargo ship BBC Arizona. The Unified Command structure brings together representatives of all major organizations involved in an incident in order to coordinate an effective...

Coast Guard continues to monitor cargo ship container leaks in Port Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to monitor cargo ship container leaks in Port Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska—The Coast Guard continues to monitor the cargo ship BBC Arizona at the Valdez Container Terminal following discovery of oil leaking from the ship’s containers on Friday. On Monday the Coast Guard mobilized the Coast Guard Pacific Area Strike Team to augment oversight and monitoring of clean up, disposal and decontamination of the BBC Arizona. The Pacific Area Strike Team, based...

Coast Guard responds to fire, oil leak aboard cargo vessel in Valdez, Alaska

VALDEZ, Alaska—The Coast Guard is monitoring the cargo ship BBC Arizona at the Valdez Container Terminal following a fire involving oil leaking from the ship’s containers Friday. The ship’s crew notified first responders and successfully put out the fire. Valdez Fire Department personnel responded and determined the cause of the fire was due to ignition of oil leaking from several of the ship’s...