Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Pavlof Bay, between King Cove and Sand Point.
Product/Quantity Sheen due to diesel has been reported by the USCG. The amount lost is unknown at this time. Approximately 2,500-3,000 gallons of diesel are onboard as per the USCG.
Cause According to the Coast Guard, the 50’ fishing vessel became unstable while recovering its nets.
Time/Date of Spill The actual time of the spill is unknown. The vessel sinking was reported to Marine Safety Office (MSO) Anchorage on August 25, 2003 at 9:30 p.m. The MSO Anchorage reported the sinking to DEC August 26, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
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