Southeast Alaska Area Exercise 2019
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel hosted the first day of a two-day oil spill response exercise, in which the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Oldendorff Carriers, Hecla Greens Creek and the Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization collaborated to execute a field deployment of spill response equipment around the simulated incident scene on the water in #Hawk #Inlet
, near #Juneau
Participants responded to a fictional pollution event stemming from a vessel collision near Hawk Inlet on #Admiralty #Island
“This exercise will allow us to practice for a potential pollution event within Southeast Alaska waters and improve upon our response strategies,” said Kathy Hamblett, senior exercise controller for Coast Guard Sector Juneau. “The timing of this exercise, only two weeks after the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, provides excellent perspective for the importance of preparedness.”
U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Long.
#D17 #USCG #NOAA #ADEC #OilSpillResponse #Prevention #Ready #Relevant