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Drift River Terminal Coordination

Unified Command

Whenever there is an incident involving more than one agency with jurisdiction, a joint command arrangement, called the Unified Command is implemented. This webpage provides a compilation of general information, reports, press releases, maps and relevant links meant to aid members of the Unified Command and inform the public during a response. Not all information provided here has been jointly approved or endorsed by every member of the Unified Command.

Drift River Terminal Facility (DRT facility), west side of Cook Inlet, 60° 36.00 N - 152° 11.00 W
Potential release
Spill Id
Product/ Quantity
Potential. Approximately 20,040 barrels (841,680 gallons) of Cook Inlet crude oil, plus diesel fuels and lube oils held at the facility. These figures were revised from previous situation reports, based on additional measurements and confirmation by a third party following the April 30, 2009 offloading of crude oil and seawater to the tanker vessel (T/V) Mississippi Voyager.
Volcanic eruption/flooding. Mount Redoubt initially erupted on March 22, 2009 at 10:38 PM, followed by several other eruptions. The resultant lahars (or volcanic mudflows) caused extensive flooding at the Drift River Terminal. However, to date there have been no reports of oil or hazardous substance releases from the facility.

ADEC Situation Reports

Unified Command Press Releases

Incident Action Plans

Unified Command IAPs (abbreviated)
State/Federal Joint Command IAPs

Media Advisories

Fact Sheets

Resources at Risk


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March 23, 2009 Overflight Photos of Drift River Oil Terminal

March 26, 2009 Overflight

March 28, 2009 Overflight

April 4, 2009 Overflight

April 27, 2009 Tanker Mississippi Voyager

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