The Pacific Responder is a support vessel designed to respond to disastrous leaks of oil, at sea. Her construction was triggered by perceived inadequacies in the responses to the wreck of Exxon Valdez in Valdez, Alaska, in 1989, and the burning of the Mega Borg, off Galveston, in 1990. She was completed in 1993.
- Matthew L. Wald. New Oil-Skimming Ship Prepares for Next Spill, New York Times, 1993-03-17, p. A26. Retrieved on 2022-08-01. “In this case that meant the Pacific Responder, a $12 million, 208-foot ship that will eventually be based in San Francisco and replaced with the New Jersey Responder, which is under construction.”