Dakota Creek delivers oil spill response barge for Alaska

(SEATTLE) — Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) has delivered an oil spill response barge to the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. for operation in the coastal waters of Alaska. The barge, Allison Creek, was specifically designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) to meet the rigorous requirements in Prince William Sound.

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

The barge is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for the recovery and disposal transport of petroleum products, ensuring compliance with applicable requirements outlined in USCG 46 CFR Subchapter D. Additionally, the vessel is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for oil spill recovery.

Elliott Bay Design Group photo

EBDG developed the complete contract and functional design drawing and document package as well as managed the submittal and engineering liaison process with the USCG and ABS. Lofting and systems modeling were provided by EBDG in partnership with Adaptive Marine Solutions Inc.

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

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

Allison Creek joins a fleet of other oil spill response barges designed by EBDG and positioned in Alaska that will further bolster emergency response capabilities in the region.

– Elliott Bay Design Group

By Professional Mariner Staff