Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Princess Kathleen grounded at Lena Point, September 7, 1952 Princess Kathleen grounded at Lena Point, September 7, 1952    
Princess Kathleen grounded at Lena Point, September 7, 1952 Princess Kathleen grounded at Lena Point, September 7, 1952    

Contractors conduct assessment of vessel using remotely operated vehicle, February 18, 2010. Contractors conduct assessment of vessel using remotely operated vehicle, February 18, 2010. Contractors conduct assessment of vessel using remotely operated vehicle, February 18, 2010.  
Contractors conduct assessment of vessel using remotely operated vehicle, February 18, 2010. Contractors conduct assessment of vessel using remotely operated vehicle, February 18, 2010. Contractors conduct assessment of vessel using remotely operated vehicle, February 18, 2010.  

Captain Bert speaks with local television media during the public open house on March 4, 2010. Commander Jones looks at dive equipment which will be used during Phase II assessment on the Princess Kathleen.  The Phase II assessment seeks to determine the condition of the Princess Kathleen hull and fuel tanks and determine the quantity of fuel still onboard the vessel. State On Scene Coordinator Scot Tiernan (right) shows the original plans for the Princess Kathleen during the public open house on March 4, 2010. Spill response equipment on display during the open house on March 4, 2010.
Captain Bert speaks with local television media during the public open house on March 4, 2010. Commander Jones looks at dive equipment which will be used during Phase II assessment on the Princess Kathleen. The Phase II assessment seeks to determine the condition of the Princess Kathleen hull and fuel tanks and determine the quantity of fuel still onboard the vessel. State On Scene Coordinator Scot Tiernan (right) shows the original plans for the Princess Kathleen during the public open house on March 4, 2010. Spill response equipment on display during the open house on March 4, 2010.
Visitors view a PowerPoint on the history of the Princess Kathleen during the March 4 open house.  The PowerPoint can be view here (link).      
Visitors view a PowerPoint on the history of the Princess Kathleen during the March 4 open house. The PowerPoint can be view here (link).      

Dive assessment, 3/11/2010 Dive assessment, 3/11/2010 Dive assessment, 3/11/2010 Dive assessment, 3/11/2010
Dive assessment, 3/11/2010      

Dive assessment operations, 3/15/2010 Dive assessment operations, 3/15/2010    
Dive assessment operations, 3/15/2010

Dive assessment operations, 3/16/2010 Dive assessment operations, 3/16/2010 Dive assessment operations, 3/16/2010 Dive assessment operations, 3/16/2010
Dive assessment operations, 3/16/2010

The Princess Kathleen lays intact on the port side with her bow exposed, photo by local diver Annette G.E. Smith. Windows of the pilot house onboard the Princess Kethleen photo take by local diver Annette G.E. Smith. The glass roof above the once luxurious smoking room on the Princess Kathleen photo taken by local diver Annette G.E. Smith. The wheel of the Princess Kathleen photo taken by local diver Annette G.E. Smith.
Photos taken by local diver Annette G.E. Smith. NOTE: these photos do not reflect the vessel's current condition.

Scot Tiernan, State On-Scene Coordinator, (left) and Capt. Melissa Bert, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, (right) speak with members of the Juneau media during the media availability trip to Point Lena on March 18, 2010. Photo by USCG. Jim Bulter, Global & Salvage, Incorporated, (right) speaks with a member of the Juneau media during the media availability trip to Point Lena on March 18, 2010. Photo by USCG.    
Photos taken during the media availability March 18.

Drilling the hull of the Princess Kathleen to assess fuel levels. Diver drilling into the hull to assess the volume of fuel in the Princess Kathleen’s fuel tanks. Diver returning from assessment dive on the Princess Kathleen. Photo by Global Diving & Salvage Diver gearing up for dive on the Princess Kathleen.
March 26-27 dive operations.

Open House, Apri1 1, 2010      
Interested public enjoy videos, photos, and maps about the Princess Kathleen during an open house with the Unified Command on April 1, 2010. Capt. Melissa Bert, right, speaks with members of the public about the assessment of the Princess Kathleen during an open house. Someone views ship plans for the Princess Kathleen during the April 1 open house. SOSC Scot Tiernan, right, speaks with a visitor during the April 1 open house.
A map depicts environmental sensitive areas identified near Point Lena at the open house.  State and federal resource agencies were at the event to discuss precautions taken to protect the environment in the unlikely event of a large release. Photos from the ongoing assessment of the Princess Kathleen were on display during the open house.    

Apri1 20, 2010      
A non-recoverable rainbow sheen is seen near the dive platform. The landing craft Glacier, Foss barge and two tug boats are anchored above the wreck of the Princess Kathleen on Monday, April 19. ADEC Sarah Moore An aerial photograph from Monday, April 19 showing boom deployed near the Princess Kathleen. Two SEAPRO oil spill response vessels are on standby in case of a large release. ADEC Sarah Moore    

Apri1 27, 2010      
The dive platform and boom deployed around it. The dive platform and boom deployed around it. dive platform MV Glacier is moored above the wreck and supports divers during fuel removal operations. The dive platform MV Glacier is moored above the wreck and supports divers during fuel removal operations.

May 4, 2010      
SEAPRO response crews conduct active booming operations to contain the sheen produced by the Princess Kathleen.  Photo by ADEC May 4, 2010 Hot tapping valves and pressure monitoring gauge is set up in one of the tanks of the Princess Kathleen. (image captured from video) Hoses connected to hot tapping valves and pumps remove fuel from one of the Princess Kathleen tanks. (image captured from video)  

May 10, 2010      
The dive platform and current booming configurations above the wreck of the Princess Kathleen. May 10, 2010. Photo by ADEC. Vessels moored above the wreck support continuing dive operations to remove fuel from the Princess Kathleen. May 10, 2010. Photo by ADEC.    

May 17, 2010      
Dive platform and containment boom positioned above the wreck of the Princess Kathleen. May 17, 2010. Photo by ADEC. The Princess Kathleen grounded in 1952 at Point Lena, near the current NOAA Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. Dive platform and containment boom positioned above the wreck of the Princess Kathleen. May 17, 2010. Photo by ADEC.

May 18, 2010      
SEAPRO conducts active booming operations to contain sheen produced by the Princess Kathleen. May 18, 2010. Photo by ADEC. SEAPRO conducts active booming operations to contain sheen produced by the Princess Kathleen. May 18, 2010. Photo by ADEC. Dive platform and fuel recovery support vessels moored above the Princess Kathleen. May 18, 2010. Photo by ADEC.