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Narrows of Valdez
The shipping lane through Valdez Narrows doesn't allow enough room for large ships to pass safely in opposite directions. In July, 2001, tugboats tethered to the Chevron Mississippi prevented a collision with a fishing boat here in the Narrows. Fishing with nets in the narrows is a natural, as Salmon are pinched into the narrow channel. The tugboat rescue provides evidence that measures (such as tethering tugboats to the giant ships) to prevent oil spills can work.