EBDG Delivers New Spill Response Barge for Coastal Alaska

Photo courtesy of Elliott Bay Design Group.

A state-of-the-art, Coast Guard-certified oil spill response barge for operation in Prince William Sound has been delivered to the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in Valdez, Alaska by Elliott Bay Design Group and shipbuilding and repair company Dakota Creek Industries.

The Allison Creek, with a capacity of 13,600 barrels, has an overall length of 200 feet, a 42-foot beam, depth of 16 feet and is outfitted with a deck crane and on-deck houses to store emergency response equipment.

The new vessel is targeted to further bolster the pipeline service company’s ability to deal with emergency response situations in the region.

Officials with EBDG announced the delivery on April 23, noting that the Allison Creek is certified for the recovery and disposal transport of petroleum products, ensuring compliance with applicable requirements outlined by the Coast Guard.

The vessel is also classed for oil spill recovery by the American Bureau of Shipping.

EBDG developed the complete contract and functional design drawing and document package as well as managed the submittal and engineering liaison process with the Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping.

Lofting and systems modeling were provided by EBDG in partnership with Adaptive Marine Solutions, Inc., a Canada-based engineering consulting firm.

Dakota Creek Industries built the vessel at its Anacortes, Wash. facilities. During construction, EBDG and DCI say, they worked collaboratively to ensure the construction was in accordance with specifications from Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., the operator of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to the Valdez terminal. 

“EBDG has designed a wide range of spill response barges and vessels for port cities across our nation,” Elliott Bay Design group Principal Michael Complita said. “The Allison Creek joins our distinguished portfolio, standing as a symbol of our commitment to the environment and safeguarding precious marine ecosystems.”