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  1. Aleutians Emergency Towing System Exercise July 30 and 31, 2007

  2. Sponsors* and Participants ADEC* USCG* City of Unalaska* Alaska Marine Pilots Association Horizon Lines - Tug Gyrfalcon Dunlap Towing - Tug James Dunlap Freight Logistics - Tramper Baltic Prosperity Alaska Maritime Agencies Nuka Research and Planning Group

  3. Exercise Objectives Safety Practice mobilization to tug and ship Practice deployments Tug to Ship Ship to Tug Capture video and still photography for training and procedures manual

  4. Stage I - System Components and Packing

  5. 500’ x 7” Plasma Tow Line Ship’s End Tug’s End

  6. 600’ x 7/8” Spectra Messenger Line Lighted Pick-up Buoy & Thimble Buoy Line Gun

  7. Cargo Net Storage Tote

  8. Packing

  9. Stage II - City of Unalaska Harbor & Airport Operations

  10. Stage III - Helicopter Mobilization to Ship

  11. Stage IV - Line Gun Operations

  12. Stage V - Notification, Activation, Command, and Control Operations Logistics Command Finance Planning

  13. Stage VI - Tug to ShipDeployment

  14. Tug to ShipDeployment

  15. Stage VII - Ship to TugDeployment

  16. Ship to Tug Deployment

  17. Conclusions • The ETS works as intended • This project brings together the expertise of the marine pilots, tug crews, and USCG helicopter crews; giving them a valuable tool for rescue operations • Regular training and practice are necessary

  18. Acknowledgments • City of Unalaska • Alaska Dept. Environmental Conservation • USCG helicopter crew • Owner and crew of Baltic Prosperity • Owners and crews of tugs Gyrfalcon and James Dunlap • Alaska Marine Pilots Association