Cook Inlet Risk Assessment


06.10.2015 UPDATE:

Extenstion of Solicitation for Application for Membership on the

 Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee until 

Wednesday, July 1 - 2015


The comment period for the Draft Charter of the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) is now closed.  You may still download and view the draft charter using the link at the bottom of this page.

The Cook Inlet HSC Managing Board is extending the solicitation for applications for membership on the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee until July 1, 2015 for the following voting member seats:


a Commercial Fishing Organization k Harbor Tug Operators
b Evironmental Organization l Offshore Oil Producation Operators
c Marine Oil Terminal Operators m Recreational Boaters
d Tanker Operators n Southwest Alaska Pilots Association
e Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier Operators o Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
f Dry Cargo Ship Operators p Port of Anchorage
g Cruise Ship Operators q Port MacKenzie
h Small Passenger Vessel Operators r Port of Homer
i Ferry Operators s Response / Salvage Organization
j Tug and Barge Operators t Ship Agent


Qualifiying members for seats (a), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (n) must have maritime experience as documented by one of the following:

i.  Has held or currently hold a Merchant Officer's credential,

ii.  Has held or currently holds a position on a commercial vessel that includes navigational responsibility, or

iii.  Has currently holds a position in a company that operates commerical marine vessels in Cook Inlet.


Individuals with onboard nagivational experience will be given preference.

Qualifiying members for seats (b), (c), (l), (m), (o), (p), (q), (r), (s), and (t) must reside in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Municipality of Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, or another Alaska community that is continguous to Cook Inlet and present evidence that they are a member or employee of an organization that represents their stakeholder group.


Qualified individuals interested in applying for a seat should sumbit a Letter of Interest and resume via email or fax no later than Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  Applicants should indicate which seat(s) they would like to fill and explain their qualifications for their intended seat(s).  Applications can be emailed to:


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or faxed to:  (240) 368-7467


The Managing Board will appoint a primary and alternate member for each seat.  The member and alternate are charged with broadly representing their stakeholder group's interests.  In order to provide effective representation, they are expected to communicate between themselves and with other members of their respective stakeholder group.


Persons that have already submitted an application do not need to reapply.


Notification for the selections will be made on July 7, 2015.  The first meeting of the HSC is being rescheduled and will be announced at a later date.  Thank you for your interest in this important committee.  



Final Advisory Panel Report: 

The report describes the Advisory Panel's recommended risk reduction options based on their review of technical analyses conducted during the project and their own expertise. It was completed in January 2015, and includes public comments received on the draft report as well as the Management Team's response to those comments.

The report and appendices are provided via the links below. If you have any difficulty accessing the documents, please contact Amy Gilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CIRA FINAL REPORT- REV 1 (January 2015)  - Complete Document with Appendices (20 MB, 361 pages)

CIRA FINAL REPORT - REV 1 (January 2015) - Report Text Only


  • Appendix A - Estimate of Reduced Risk of Tanker Spill with Cross-Inlet Pipeline (The Glosten Associates, Inc.)

  • Appendix B - Evaluating a Drifting Vessel's Ability to Self-Arrest and Evaluation of 2012 Response Times (The Glosten Associates, Inc.) with comments from Advisory Panel and Safeguard Marine, LLC

  • Appendix C - Benefit-cost Analysis of the Trans-Foreland Pipeline as a Risk Reduction Option (Northern Economics, Inc.)

  • Appendix D - Public Comments and Managemement Team's Response to Comments

  • Appendix E - Management Team and Advisory Panel 

  • Appendix F - Zone of No Save Methodology


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