Incident Archive – 2004

Dragnet I Response

Date: 5/30/2004 – 6/7/2004

Location: Dillingham, Alaska

Response Summary

On May 31, 2004, Alaska Chadux was activated by the United States Coast Guard under the Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to address an oil spill from a grounded vessel (Dragnet I) near Dillingham, AK. Chadux sent a project supervisor and 3 contract personnel to respond to the incident. At the direction of the Coast Guard, Chadux’s response team removed all fluids from the vessel and patched the hole in the hull.

Clipper Odyssey Response

Date: 7/31/2004 – 8/7/2004

Location: Unalaska, Alaska

Incident Summary

On July 31, 2004, Alaska Chadux was activated under an NTV contract to respond to an oil spill from a grounded vessel near Unalaska, AK. Chadux sent a project supervisor and 10 Anchorage contract personnel to Unalaska to respond to the incident. This team was supplemented by an in-region team of 20 contracted responders. The vessel was able to be refloated and was taken to Unalaska for repairs. Chadux maintained containment boom on the vessel during the initial grounding and during the repairs.

Corrosive Chemical Response

Date: 10/8/2004

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Incident Summary

On October 8, 2004, Chadux was activated to respond to a chemical release that had occurred aboard a container ship. The leaking product was identified as a corrosive cleaner with a minimal exposure hazard. Two Chadux technicians and a supervisor met the vessel at the Port of Anchorage on the morning of October 9, 2004 and oversaw the offloading of the container. The leaking drum was identified and the residual spilled material was removed.

Selendang AyuSelendang Ayu

Date: 12/7/2004 – 2/9/2005

Location: Unalaska, Alaska

Incident Summary

On December 7, 2004 Chadux was activated under a response action contract (RAC) to respond to the Selendang Ayu, a 225 meter cargo vessel that went aground and broke up just outside of Skan Bay on Unalaska Island. The vessel grounding released approximately 336,000 gallons of the 470,000 gallons of the intermediate fuel oil carried on board. Chadux personnel were mobilized to provide logistical support, serve in the incident command post, and act as task force leaders. Equipment from 3 hubs, Dutch Harbor, Anchorage, and Seward was employed during the response. In addition to its own equipment, Chadux activated numerous contracts to provide beach cleanup personnel, wildlife capture and rehab personnel, vessels for staging and transporting responders, and waste management assistance. By 2/9/2005 all of Chadux’s contracts had been transferred to the responsible party and Chadux began the process of demobilizing its owned resources.