A U.S. Coast Guard response boat is sitting in the Nome harbor, streamlining response operations and conducting safety boardings.
The U.S. Coast Guard along with local responders are completing clean-up on the oil sheen discovered off the north coast of Shismaref. The search for the source of the spill continues.
With Arctic vessel traffic increasing, Nome has been invited to join an advising body to offer input on regional marine use. But the concept is new to Alaska and no decisions on whether to join are being made.
Local responders and the Coast Guard continue cleaning up the oily substance floating off the coast of Shishmaref. The source of the spill remains unknown.
Gold dredgers should not expect any new regulations from the Coast Guard this season.
The Arctic Resource and Development Meeting in Gambell continued into its second day yesterday. With many players delayed or absent due to weather, the conversation took an international turn: oil spill coordination between U.S. and Russia.
Yesterday in Gambell state-wide players gathered to discuss Arctic development. Presenters included state and industry representatives, government research groups, and native and village corporations. The Bering Sea Alliance, LLC organized the event.
In Friday’s news: BOEM requires more information from Shell before drilling in the Chuckchi this summer; US Coast Guard attempts to implement voluntary vessel regulations through…