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Kulluk Status: For ongoing updates on the status of the Kulluk, visit www.kullukresponse.com.
- Conical shell (outer steel skin): approximately 1.25 to 1.5 inches thick
- Watertight void space: approximately 3- to 6-feet wide
- Conical inner plate: approximately .35 inches thick
- The Kulluk weighs 18,681 tons when empty
USCG Cutter Alex Haley
Aiviq, towing ship
Ocean Wave, tug
Corbin Foss, tug
Lauren Foss, tug
Arctic Endeavor, oil spill response barge
Sisuaq, supply/oil spill response vessel
John Brix, tug
DBL 79, tank barge
Point Oliktok, tug
Nunaniq, landing craft and supply vessel
T/B 180-1, tank barge
Arctic Seal, landing craft
2 U.S. Army Chinook helicopters
2 U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters
2 U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin helicopters
1 U.S. Coast Guard C-130 flight
4 Era Aviation helicopters
2 Era Aviation planes
2 Bristow helicopters
1 Frontier plane
1 Lynden C-130 plane
1 PenAir Saab 340 plane
2 Western Airways planes
Spill contingencies: Unified Command has mobilized spill response equipment to the area as a precautionary measure, which will remain in place through completion of the recovery effort. These include:
- Equipment staging area
- Spill response vessels
- Spill response boom
- Storage barges
- Pressure washers
As a precautionary measure, Unified Command deployed boom to Sitkalidak Island with special attention paid to salmon streams entering into Ocean Bay. Nearshore and offshore oil spill assets also have been deployed.
Wildlife protection: As part of the recovery operation, Unified Command has developed a wildlife protection plan to be used in the event that wildlife in the area is impacted during the recovery. Also, International Bird Rescue has been activated to assist in bird rescue programs should their expertise be required.
- Unified Command secured permits from the Old Harbor Native Corporation to access the Sitkalidak shoreline near the Kulluk’s former grounding position.
- The meeting with Kodiak officials is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Kodiak High School Commons.
- A community meeting at Old Harbor took place on Monday, Jan. 7.
- Regular community outreach calls are taking place between Unified Command personnel and officials from Old Harbor, Akhiok, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC), Cook Inlet RCAC and other stakeholders.
For ongoing updates on the status of the Kulluk, visit www.kullukresponse.com.