Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Outside of the floating breakwater, Auke Bay Boat Harbor, Juneau, Alaska
Product/Quantity Potential for 270 gallons of diesel, gasoline, and lube oils
Cause The 38 foot aluminum charter boat was returning to Auke Bay Boat Harbor, missed the entrance by an estimated 90 feet, and ran into the floating breakwater at high rate of speed. The grounding resulted in an estimated 5 foot long gash to the boat bow and sinking it. Two passengers on board the vessel were injured as a result of the grounding. The boat sank in more than 120 feet of water.
Time/Date of Spill 8:15 p.m., September 5, 2003
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