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Increased Oil Spill Response capability in Glacier Bay National Park

Princess Cruises donation increases pre-positioned equipment in Glacier Bay

 

Ketchikan, Alaska, July 18, 2012: Through a donation by Princess Cruises, SEAPRO has staged a new container of oil spill response equipment in Gustavus, Alaska. The new cache contains 2,000’ of boom and ancillary equipment, complimenting existing response resources in Glacier Bay National Park. Currently staged assets include a 249 barrel response barge, skimming equipment and containment boom.

The new equipment has been positioned at the Gustavus Airport so it can be rapidly transported by air to remote areas.

Princess Cruises is one of the world’s premier cruise lines and takes pride in their environmental stewardship. For more information on Princess Cruises, please contact Bruce Bustamante, VP, Community & Public Affairs, Princess Cruises at (907) 264-8044, bbustamante@princesstours.com.

SEAPRO, based in Ketchikan, Alaska is a U.S. Coast Guard Classified Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO), a State of Alaska Primary Registered Contractor (PRAC) and State of Alaska Non-Tank Vessel Cleanup Contractor. For more information on SEAPRO, please contact Dave Owings, General Manager, SEAPRO at (907) 227-7002, dave@seapro.org.

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