For immediate release: April 14, 2020
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company stood up an Incident Management Team (IMT) on Monday night in response to the ongoing investigation and management of a spill to water at the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT). As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, approximately 326 barrels (13,692 gallons) of oily water has been recovered.
On Sunday, April 12, at approximately 8 p.m., crews on the Terminal observed a sheen on water near the VMT small boat harbor. The spill volume is unknown at this time and the cause is under investigation.
Responders were on scene within the hour and continue response activities including deployment of sorbents sweeps, sausage boom and containment boom. A team of vessels were dispatched and continue deploying current buster boom while another team of responders is performing on-land cleanup. No injuries are reported and TAPS operations have not been impacted.
Alyeska and the IMT are committed to providing updates as information becomes available.