Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Gull Island is approximately 18 miles West, Northwest of Juneau, Alaska
Product/Quantity This was a potential spill only. The fishing vessel Stella grounded on Gull Island in Lynn Canal. The vessel’s crew reported there was approximately 6,000 gallons of fuel oil on board the vessel at the time of the grounding.
Cause The vessel grounded damaging the vessel’s hull. No oil was discharged from the vessel.
Time/Date of Incident The vessel, a 58 foot fish tender, grounded on Gull Island at approximately 4:25 AM, July 8, 2006.
Situation Reports

07/8/2006 (PDF 55 K)

07/10/2006 (PDF 78 K) -- FINAL  
FV Stella aground on Gull Island, near Juneau FV Stella at a beach on Gull Island for temporary repair Divers prepare to temporarily patch tear in the hull MV Poundstone on scene for assistance  
Temporary repairs complete and dewatering well underway.  SEAL's John Gitkov reports progress to USCG and ADEC via VHF.        
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