Harbor Safety Committee convening workgroup seeks public comment

2014 Annual Report

New technology helps prepare for spills, explore coastal areas

HOMER NEWS 03.11.2015 On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and the timing unfortunate. But responders had a new tool that let them scope out the weather, sea bottom, navigation threats, endangered environmental resources, potential sheltered anchorages, and » Learn More

Safeguarding Cook Inlet for 25 Years

We’re 25! This year, CIRCAC celebrates 25 years of safeguarding Cook Inlet’s waters. To learn more about our mission, organization, and work to promote safe navigation and oil facilities operations, watch this video below, narrated by Council President John Williams.

Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Final Report Complete

The Cook Inlet Navigation Risk Assessment report has been finalized at the direction of the Management Team. Comments received and the responses to comments are included as an appendix and are now available online. This report will remain online until 2017, although the project is now complete. A Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is being » Learn More

Harbor safety committee suggested for Cook Inlet

By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion On Wednesday, Coast Guard Capt. Paul Mehler began his speech at the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee Informational meeting by saying “Let’s be up front — we don’t have a Harbor Safety Committee yet. You might ask: if it’s not broke, what do we have to fix? But there is » Learn More

Public invited to informational meeting on Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee

CIRA Public Meeting Annoucement: Wednesday, November 12 – 2014 A public informational meeting regarding the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is scheduled in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, November 12 – 2014.  This public meeting will provide an overview of the results of the Cook Inlet Marine Risk Assessment and discuss the formation of a Harbor » Learn More

Cook Inlet Risk Assessment invites public comments on final recommendations

The CIRA Advisory Panel met earlier this month to review and discuss their final recommended risk reduction options for the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment. The recommendations (listed below and described in the draft final report) include both new initiatives and efforts that should be continued or enhanced. Public comments on the draft report are invited » Learn More

Cook Inlet Risk Assessment reaching final stages

By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion After three years of development, analysis and research, a document that aims to provide options to reduce the risk of marine oil spills in the Cook Inlet is nearing completion. The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Advisory Panel met Thursday at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai to develop » Learn More

Cook Inlet RCAC approved for recertification by U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has recertified Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council for another year, carrying the organization into its 25th year of promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet. The recertification followed a thorough review and evaluation of the Council’s considerable body of work, as well as consideration of » Learn More