Sovcomflot, the largest operator of shuttle tankers for Arctic conditions, is affected by the present market situation: http://www.marinelink.com/news/volatility-sovcomflot423350
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[QUOTE=tugsailor;196259]There isn’t any multiyear ice in Alaska.[/QUOTE]
So much more reason why the possibility of offshore loading MAY be considered over the use of an aging TAPS.