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Vol. 14, No. 31 Week of August 02, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Tanker damage prompts new weather post

Two nonprofits, Coast Guard erect Kayak Island station to provide better weather coverage in region prone to dangerous ‘barrier jets’

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

An incident involving a loaded oil tanker and ferocious winds in 2007 in the Gulf of Alaska has inspired installation of a new weather station on a remote island some 60 miles southeast of Cordova. The station was erected July 16 at Cape St. Elias, on the southwestern end of uninhabited Kayak Island....

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Tanker hits freak wind


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