Division of Spill Prevention and Response


(907) 463-2475 (desk)
(907) 321-1889 (cell)

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2004

LeConte Arrives Safely in Ketchikan

Juneau, Alaska- The LeConte arrived in Ketchikan at 7:45 AM this morning. The vessel is moored safely at Alaska Ship & Dry-dock South Berth awaiting dry-dock availability. The contracted salvor, Crowley Marine, will remain on hand to assist in monitoring the LeConte's condition until the vessel is placed on dry-dock.

Once on dry-dock, the Coast Guard and Alaska Marine Highway will be able to fully assess the damage caused by the May 10th grounding. The Coast Guard will oversee all repairs prior to permitting the LeConte to be placed back into service.

The Unified Command post has been de-activated. For additional information, please contact public affairs officers directly as follows:

Lynda Giguere
Public Information Officer
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Phone: (907) 465-5009
Fax: (907) 465-5070

Daniel G. Buchsbum
Public Affairs Officer
Marine Safety Office Juneau, AK
Phone: (907) 463-2475
Fax: (907) 463-2454

Nona Wilson
Legislative Liaison/Public Information Officer
Alaska Department of Transportation
Phone: (907) 465-3904
Fax: (907) 586-8365