Chadux expands oil spill response hubs

Alaska Chadux Corp., a non-profit oil spill response organization based in Anchorage, has added the ORSV Ocean Liberty to its marine asset program, basing the 166-foot vessel at Dutch Harbor.

Alaska Chadux’s board president Jeff Savage said their membership voted in November to fund the expansion of the program with strategic partners Paradigm Marine of Kodiak and T&T Marine Salvage Inc., art of a family of companies based in Galveston, Texas.

The ORSV Ocean Liberty is owned and operated by Paradigm Marine.

“Our members count on Chadux to have the right equipment in the event of a response, particularly in remote areas of Western Alaska,” Savage said. “The new vessel and equipment are well suited for the harsh environment where our members operate and affirms to Alaskans our response commitment.”

The OSRV Ocean Liberty has been outfitted with response equipment from Alaska Chadux, and T&T Marine Salvage, Inc. which includes an Ocean Buster 8 offshore oil collection system, 4,800 feet of inflatable ocean boom, 5,000 feet of harbor boom and two high-capacity, Lamor 50 skimmers ready for rapid deployment.

Chadux maintains 17 response ready equipment hubs throughout Southcentral and Western Alaska, including Cordova.