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Incident Updates
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View from deck, August 14
Cougar Ace departs Unalaska, 9/1/2006
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Press Releases
  US Coast Guard Public Affairs website

Situation Reports

  Most Recent Situation Report (added 8/25 PDF 44K)updated
Previous Situation Reports
 

Vessel Position as of 8/9/2006 (PDF 485K)

  Track of the Cougar Ace (PDF 254K)
  Towing Plan (PDF 4.92 MB)
Weather
  On-Scene Weather (WFO Anchorage Special Coordination Page for the Cougar Ace)
Incident Action Plans
  7 Aug 2006 0800 to 10 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 191K)
  6 Aug 2006 0800 to 7 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 588K)
  5 Aug 2006 0800 to 6 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 644K)
  3 Aug 2006 0800 to 4 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 521K)
  2 Aug 2006 0800 to 3 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 2.92 MB)
  1 Aug 2006 0800 to 2 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 465K)
  31 Jul 2006 0800 to 1 Aug 2006 0800 (PDF 780K)
  30 Jul 2006 0800 to 31 Jul 2006 0800 (PDF 2.12 MB)

Trajectory Analysis

  Trajectory Analysis discussion
  Trajectory Analysis for 01 and 05 August 2006
  Trajectory Analysis for 01 August 2006
  Trajectory Analysis Plot for 31 July 2006
Response Vessels
  USCGC MORGENTHAU
  USCGC SYCAMORE
Incident Description

On July 23, the M/V Cougar Ace, a 654-foot car carrier homeported in Singapore, contacted the US Coast Guard and reported that their vessel was listing at 80 degrees and taking on water. The Alaska Air National Guard and Coast Guard aircraft crews rescued the 23 crewmembers on July 24. The vessel remains adrift as of July 28.

Estimates for amount of fuel onboard the Cougar Ace are 142,184 gal Intermediate Fuel Oil 380 (IFO 380) and 34,182 gal Marine Diesel (MDO).

Vessel Information
Vessel Schematics

Tank Capacity Plan (PDF 1.11MB)

General Arrangement (PDF 1.40MB)

Photo courtesy of the US Coast Guard

Press Releases

US Coast Guard Public Affairs website

Response Plans, Permits and Related Documents
National Contingency Plan
Alaska Federal and State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil and Hazardous Substance Discharges and Releases
Aleutians Subarea Contingency Plan for Oil and Hazardous Substance Discharges/Releases
Alaska Incident Management System (AIMS) Guide
For More Information
ADEC (Anchorage) -- John Brown (907) 269-7688, cell: (907) 748-1639
USCG (Anchorage) -- Sara Francis (907) 271-2660
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