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SHIP NAME: Kenai KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source PWS Regional Citizens Advisory Council
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Oct 31, 2002 Kenai incident reminds of need to address response gap By John Devens, PhD Executive Director Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council In early October, the Prince William Sound escort system proved itself again. When the tanker Kenai experienced engine problems at Hinchinbrook Entrance and called for assistance, Alyeska tugs promptly hooked up and conducted the ship to a safe anchorage for repairs. The captain of the Kenai made the right call, and Alyeska took the right measures. But this successful outcome was somewhat a matter of luck: the weather was mild, with 14-mph winds and 2-foot waves. In weather that developed a few hours later, the outcome might have been different. The fact is, our escort and response system suffers from a dangerous gap in capability. Tankers legally sail from Valdez in weather so severe that it would be impossible to contain or clean up spilled oil. And there is some doubt that the kind of aid the Kenai received would be possible in bad weather.


source PWS Regional Citizens Advisory Council, 2008
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Oct 10 2002 Kenai is outbound near Schooner rocks in Hinchinbrook Entrance, suffers propulsion trouble, then shuts down engines.


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IMO says date is 20021010. This ship has a very similar failure, almost exactly ten years earlier, in almost exactly the same place. No details on machinery/steering failure. Second RCAC entry sounds like she was towed in? Cant find USCG report.