New weather buoys deployed at the Port of Valdez to promote environmentally safe operation of the busy Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tankers are also being hailed as a safety asset for a variety of other maritime users in Prince William Sound.
Registration permit hunt RG266 for mountain goats in Game Management Unit 6D closed by emergency order on Saturday, Oct. 17, to avoid the possibility of the harvest exceeding the limit, resulting in a reduction of future hunting opportunity.
Officials of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council have submitted their application to the U.S. Coast Guard for recertification as the alternative voluntary advisory group to represent the best interests of the region.
“The decision to suspend an active search and rescue case is never easy, and it’s only made after careful consideration of a myriad of factors,” said Rear Adm. Matthew Bell. “Our deepest condolences to the friends and families impacted by this tragedy.”
“The Tustumena is still a good vessel. We do need a plan to replace it and we have the money in place to replace it,” says Sen. Gary Stevens. “We need to go beyond the draconian approach of cutting out anything that can’t pay its own way.”
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