EBDG, Dakota Creek Industries Deliver Spill Response Barge

The new 200-foot barge Allison Creek. Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group.

A new, modern oil spill response barge that’s expected to operate in Alaskan waters has been delivered by Seattle-based marine engineering and naval architecture firm Elliott Bay Design Group and Anacortes shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries, EBDG announced April 23.

EBDG partnered with Ottawa, Ontario-based Adaptive Marine Solutions, Inc. to provide the lofting and systems modeling for the new 200-foot barge Allison Creek, which the companies say was designed specifically to handle the rigors of Prince William Sound and to help further enhance the region’s emergency response capabilities.

DCI constructed the vessel at its Anacortes, Wash. shipbuilding and repair facility.

The barge has a 13,600-barrel capacity and a 42-foot beam, as well as a deck crane and on-deck houses for emergency response equipment storage. It’s also U.S Coast Guard-certified for recovery and disposal transport of petroleum products.

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

By Karen Robes Meeks