Recent Activity

  • Permit applications necessary to complete the planned offshore repair activities completed.
  • Briefed the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission in Fairbanks regarding planned offshore repair activities.
  • Sea ice forecasts continue to indicate ice free opening into the area during the second half of August.
  • Current plan of work, based on ice forecast, have repair operations beginning on August 9th through August 22nd. Note: this schedule is based area of operation being 90% free of ice.
  • The National Weather Service released a revised 3-month public sea ice forecast indicating the earliest opening of the navigation channel to the coastal area nearby the fault as 2nd half of August. This is consistent with recent commercial ice forecasts.
  • The repair vessel is currently on Vancouver Island in preparation for transit to the area of operation.
  • Repair vessel scheduled to be standing by off Wainwright for the 2nd half of August in anticipation of an opening in the sea ice.