Chevron and Alyeska hold spill drill in Prince William Sound

Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2001

VALDEZ (AP) -- A four-day spill drill involving about 150 people is underway in Prince William Sound.

The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company said the drill, which began Monday, is being held with Alyeska and Chevron to test the oil spill contingency plan for Prince William Sound. The sound is the site of a 1989 oil spill in which 11 million gallons of oil was spilled when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground.

The drill will involve deployment of more than 45,000 feet of boom. Twenty-six fishing vessels, two landing craft, 10 miscellaneous support vessels, a barge, an emergency response vessel and a helicopter also are taking part.

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