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Valdez: Responders prepare for cleanup aboard BBC Arizona

Date: June 08, 2013
Marine Safety Unit Valdez

Emerald Alaska Inc. response personnel place plastic sheeting onto the deck of the BBC Arizona while building temporary containment for the ship's leaking containers June 7, 2013, in Valdez, Alaska.

Emerald Alaska Inc. response personnel place plastic sheeting onto the deck of the BBC Arizona while building temporary containment for the ship's leaking containers June 7, 2013, in Valdez, Alaska.
North Star Terminal and Stevedore Company
workers shift containers in preparation for
decontamination of the BBC Arizona's
deck June 7, 2013, in Valdez, Alaska.
Multiple containers, each holding a plastic bladder filled with transformer oil, began leaking during the ship’s transit to Valdez. A Unified Command, consisting of the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Valdez and Gallagher Marine Systems, LLC, plan to shift the containers to a different location on deck prior to removal of the remaining domestic cargo stored below.  Coast Guard Photo by PA1 Shawn Eggert.

North Star Terminal and Stevedore Company workers shift containers in preparation for decontamination of the BBC Arizona's deck June 7, 2013, in Valdez, Alaska.

Multiple containers, each holding a plastic bladder filled with transformer oil, began leaking during the ship’s transit to Valdez. Once the containers are shifted, the incident’s Unified Command, along with response partners Emerald Alaska Inc., plan to clean and decontaminate to allow removal of the remaining domestic cargo stored below.  Coast Guard Photo by PA1 Shawn Eggert.

Damage Controlman 1st Class Greg
Livingston and Marine Science Technician
2nd Class Gary Barnum from the
Coast Guard inspect leaking freight
containers aboard the BBC Arizona,
June 7, 2013, in Valdez, Alaska.
Damage Controlman 1st Class Greg Livingston and Marine Science Technician 2nd Class Gary Barnum from the Coast Guard inspect leaking freight containers aboard the BBC Arizona, June 7, 2013, in Valdez, Alaska.

Containers aboard the ship, each holding a plastic bladder filled with transformer oil, began leaking during the ship’s transit to Valdez. A Unified Command, consisting of the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Valdez and Gallagher Marine Systems, LLC, are utilizing a phased approach to clean-up and decontamination of the ship to ensure safety of responders and the maritime environment.  Coast Guard Photo by PA1 Shawn Eggert.