Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Whittier Small Boat Harbor, end of “A” dock
Product/Quantity Engine oil and diesel fuel. Coast Guard responders on scene estimate that approximately 3 gallons of engine oil and a small amount of diesel fuel was released when the vessel sank. The vessel owner estimates that less than 50 gallons of diesel and 15 gallons of lube oil remains on board the vessel.
Cause Vessel Sank at dock, cause of sinking is under investigation by the Coast Guard
Time/Date of Spill The spill occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. July 24, 2003. USCG Marine Safety Office Anchorage reported the spill to DEC on July 25th at 2:15 p.m.
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