Vessels engaged in dredging for gold off of the coast of Nome, AK are subject to Coast Guard vessel safety and environmental protection requirements. For detailed information about
Coast Guard requirements, please read Marine Safety Bulletin 02-17. Questions about requirements may be directed to Lieutenant Brittany Akers at 907-428-4171 or Brittany.S.Akers@uscg.mil; or Mr. Jeff Ahlgren at Sector Anchorage at 907-428-4183 or Jeffrey.L.Ahlgren@uscg.mil.
The Coast Guard will be hosting a Gold Dredge kickoff meeting in Nome on June 12, 2017. Both Coast Guard and DNR representatives will be present at the kickoff meeting. Please contact Mr. Jeff Ahlgren with questions regarding the kickoff meeting.
The State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will again require that vessels pass Coast Guard safety exams in order to dredge in 2017. Vessels that cannot pass a Coast Guard safety exam prior to their first planned day of drilling in 2017 may request a waiver from DNR by calling Nick Kimmel at 907-443-3546.
2017 Nome Gold Dredge Inspection Schedule:
Below are links that may be of use to dredge owners:
FOR ALL VESSELS:
FOR LARGER DREDGES (EXCAVATORS):
Coast Guard Point of Contact:
Lieutenant Brittany Akers
Phone: (907) 428-4171
Mr. Jeff Ahlgren
Phone: (907) 428-4183
Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-17