Alyeska Resumes Loading Tankers

Tony Gorman, KCHU – Valdez

The Alyeska Pipeline Company resumed loading tankers at the marine terminal in Valdez, Wednesday, after a bout with extreme weather.  The decision comes two days after the Coast Guard reopened the port of Valdez.

95 mile per hour winds over the weekend prompted the coast guard to close the port as a safety precaution.  Wind readings had to be below 40 knots before it was reopened.  Alyeska continued operations, but ceased loading it tankers.  The Coast Guard reopened the port on Monday after winds dropped to 30 knots.

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