Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Lake Bay, Ester Island, Prince William Sound, Latitude 60.47.714N, Longitude 148.04.976 W
Product/Quantity Total estimated amount is about 15 gallons of hydraulic oil and approximately 30 gallons of diesel fuel.
Cause The cause of the sinking is under investigation by U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Valdez. The vessel sank in approximately 30 feet of water. The F/V Orcrist is a 42 foot, 42 gross ton steel fishing vessel.
Time/Date of Spill The sinking was reported to U.S. Coast Marine Safety Office Valdez at 1:48 p.m. on August 26, 2003 by the Lake Bay Hatchery. DEC was contacted by the Coast Guard at 2:30 p.m., August 26, 2003.
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