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Cook Inlet Risk Assessment - draft Vessel Traffic Study Released for Public Comment


At its first Advisory Panel meeting in Anchorage on October 20, 2011, the draft Vessel Traffic Study was released for a 30 day comment period.  

The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment is a vital analysis of navigation specific to this area to determine: what can go wrong, how likely it is that something will occur, and what can be done to reduce the risk and mitigate the consequences. The Vessel Traffic Study is an important step in this process. This study creates a 2010 baseline of vessel types, their routes in the Inlet, their fuel and their cargo, and follows that up with projections of traffic to 2019. Later stages of the Risk Assessment process will include consideration of the consequences of navigation incidents, and the region's preparedness and ability to respond and mitigate the consequences.

To download a copy of the draft report, please visit the project website:

Comment period closes:  Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The comment form and instructions are available on the website as well.

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