Maritime Operations

Note: This page is not a comprehensive list of all of the maritime operations work of PWSRCAC.

Reports and Documents

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  • PWSRCAC Emergency Towline Deployment Practical Trial Summary Report (1.7 MB) | September 27, 2021 | Author: Glosten

  • Vessel Traffic Services, Use of Automatic Identification System and Radar (2.1 MB) | July 1, 2021 | Author: C-Core

  • Hinchinbrook Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) Best Available Technology (BAT) Assessment (20.4 MB) | April 21, 2021 | Author: Glosten

  • Tanker Towline Deployment BAT Review (10.3 MB) | May 12, 2020 | Author: Haley C. Lane, Peter S. Soles, and David S. Devilbiss at Glosten

  • Vessel Traffic Services: Review of Technology, Training, and Protocols (2.4 MB) | May 1, 2020 | Author: Sharry Miller, Nuka Research and Planning Group

  • Ship Simulation Modeling and Mariner Study of the Maritime Implications for Tank Vessels Utilizing Potential Places of Refuge, Prince William Sound, Alaska (7.4 MB) | July 15, 2019 | Author: Captain Jeff Pierce, President Jonathan J. Pierce, Ph.D., Vice President Safeguard Marine, LLC

  • Fact sheet: Tankers in Prince William Sound - Updated July 2019 (0.4 MB) | July 2, 2019 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Fact Sheet: Escort Tugs in Prince William Sound - updated March 2019 (0.3 MB) | March 11, 2019 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Letter Recommending The Development And Implementation Of Formal Weather Reporting Procedures When The Seal Rocks Weather Buoy (46061) Is Inoperable In Prince Will (1.2 MB) | February 4, 2019 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Hinchinbrook Entrance Wind Wave Extremes (18.3 MB) | February 4, 2019 | Author: Tetra Tech

  • Wind Speed and Wave Height at Seal Rocks Buoy During Outbound Tanker Transits, 2010-2017 (2.0 MB) | February 22, 2018 | Author: Nuka Research

  • Recommendations to Verify and Sustain Prevention and Response System Readiness in Prince William Sound (0.3 MB) | September 9, 2017 | Author: Little River Marine, Nuka Research and Planning Group

  • Comparison Of Capabilities Between Prince William Sound Emergency Towing Package And IMO-SOLAS Emergency Towing Package For Tankers (0.4 MB) | August 31, 2017 | Author: Frosty Leonard, Little River Marine Consultants

  • Development of the current Prince William Sound Escort System: Regulations, Analysis, and System Enhancements (1.5 MB) | June 8, 2017 | Author: Nuka Research And Planning LLC

  • A Review Of The Proposed New Escort And SupportTugs For Tanker Operations In PWS - Feb 2017 (2.3 MB) | February 10, 2017 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • Industry and Class Standards for Escort Tugboats (1.8 MB) | January 28, 2017 | Author: Little River Marine

  • Ship Simulation and Mariner Study of the Maritime Implications for Tank Vessels Utilizing Potential Places of Refuge, Mid-Prince William Sound Alaska (1.4 MB) | January 17, 2017 | Author: Captain Jeff Pierce, Jonathan J. Pierce, Ph.D., Safeguard Marine, LLC

  • A Summary of Current B.A.T. Requirements for Escort and Rescue Towing Tugs (0.5 MB) | October 7, 2016 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • Sentinel Tug Requirements for Gulf of Alaska: Ship Drift Study (5.1 MB) | May 4, 2016 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • Memo: Tug Bollard Pull Requirements for Rescue Towing in Prince William Sound (0.3 MB) | April 26, 2016 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • Future Iceberg Discharge From Columbia Glacier, Alaska - Final Report (2.3 MB) | August 19, 2015 | Author: Tad Pfeffer and Shad O’Neel

  • Future Iceberg Discharge From Columbia Glacier, Alaska - Report 1 (2.6 MB) | August 19, 2015 | Author: Tad Pfeffer and Shad O’Neel

  • Future Iceberg Discharge From Columbia Glacier, Alaska - Report 2 (2.3 MB) | August 19, 2015 | Author: Tad Pfeffer and Shad O’Neel

  • Future Iceberg Discharge From Columbia Glacier, Alaska - Report 3 (2.2 MB) | August 19, 2015 | Author: Tad Pfeffer and Shad O’Neel

  • Future Iceberg Discharge From Columbia Glacier, Alaska - Report 4 (1.7 MB) | August 19, 2015 | Author: Tad Pfeffer and Shad O’Neel

  • Future Iceberg Discharge From Columbia Glacier, Alaska - Reports 1 To 5 And Final Report (6.5 MB) | August 19, 2015 | Author: Tad Pfeffer and Shad O’Neel

  • Hydrographic Survey Of Columbia Bay, October 8-11 2014 (3.0 MB) | February 11, 2015

  • Iceberg Detection Performance Simulations To Support The Installation Of New S6 Processor With The Reef Island Radar (2.9 MB) | October 17, 2014 | Author: C‐CORE

  • Tanker Fact Sheet - Updated October 2013 (0.6 MB) | January 30, 2014

  • A Review Of Best Available Technology For A Sentinel Tug Stationed At Hinchinbrook Entrance (1.4 MB) | January 7, 2014 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • A Review Of Best Available Technology In Tanker Escort Tugs (3.6 MB) | November 13, 2013 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • 2012 Wave-induced Delays In Cargo Transfer At Valdez Marine Terminal Berth 4 (4.1 MB) | February 14, 2013

  • Escort Winch Towline And Tether System Analysis (4.6 MB) | August 20, 2012 | Author: Robert Allan Ltd

  • 2011 Marine Firefighting Symposium (0.1 MB) | February 1, 2012

  • The Imperative to Maintain the Currently Utilized Dual Escort Vessel Marine Safety System for Double-Hulled Oil Laden Tankers in Prince William Sound, Alaska (5.7 MB) | September 30, 2010 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • News Release For Tug Escort System Preservation (0.2 MB) | November 5, 2009 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Legislation For Tug Escort System Preservation (0.2 MB) | June 19, 2009

  • Murkowski Floor Statement Tug Escort System (66 KB) | June 5, 2009

  • Tug Escort System Joint Resolution (0.2 MB) | March 14, 2009

  • 2008 Marine Firefighting Symposium (0.1 MB) | February 4, 2009

  • 2008 Marine Firefighting And Prevention Planning (1.8 MB) | April 18, 2008

  • 2008 Marine Firefighting Symposium News Release (0.1 MB) | April 18, 2008

  • Bibliography For Aquatic Noise Report (1.1 MB) | April 8, 2008

  • Aquatic Noise Report (3.0 MB) | April 7, 2008

  • Ice Radar Processor for Prince William Sound – Summary of Configuration and Benefits (5.3 MB) | December 1, 2007 | Author: C-CORE

  • Chronology Of Prevention And Response Tugs (0.2 MB) | May 25, 2006

  • 2003 Marine Firefighting Symposium (34 KB) | December 28, 2005

  • 2005 Marine Firefighting Symposium (28 KB) | December 28, 2005

  • Prince William Sound Risk Assessment Overview, 2005 (0.3 MB) | June 30, 2005 | Author: Dr. Martha Grabowski

  • Coherent UHF Radar For Ice Detection (4.5 MB) | June 28, 2003 | Author: Rowsell, D., Tarrant, S., and Power, D. C-Core

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