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Spill Response Barge Ready for Prince William Sound

Apr 30, 2024 | Environmental, News

Elliott Bay Design Group

A state-of-the-art oil spill response barge is ready for duty in Prince William Sound. Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) designed the barge, named ALLISON CREEK, specifically to meet the rigorous requirements of the busy waterway, crisscrossed by fishing vessels, tour boats, ferries, and the fleet of tankers carrying North Slope crude oil.

Symbol of Commitment

“EBDG has designed a wide range of spill response barges and vessels for port cities across our nation. The ALLISON CREEK joins our distinguished portfolio, standing as a symbol of our commitment to the environment and safeguarding precious marine ecosystems,” says Michael Complita, a principal engineer at EBDG.

ALLISON CREEK joins a fleet of other spill response barges designed by EBDG and positioned in Alaska that will further bolster emergency response capabilities in the region.

ALLISON CREEK has a capacity of 13,600 barrels, an overall length of 200 feet, beam (width) of 42 feet, and a hull depth of 16 feet. The barge is outfitted with a deck crane and on-deck houses to store emergency response equipment.

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The barge is certified by the US Coast Guard (USCG) for the recovery and disposal transport of petroleum products. Additionally, the vessel is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for Oil Spill Recovery.

EBDG developed the complete contract and functional design drawing and document package as well as managed the submittal and engineering liaison process with the USCG and ABS. EBDG partnered with Adaptive Marine Solutions for lofting and systems modeling. DCI built the vessel in Anacortes, Washington.

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