Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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LeConte Situation Report

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The LeConte is anchored with 5 anchors and surrounded by an oil containment boom. There is no change in the status of the vessel. Two Coast Guard strike team members and one DEC response team member have arrived on scene to oversee the lightering. There is no oil leaking from the LeConte and boom has been placed around the vessel as a precautionary measure. Safety of all responders continues to be the primary Unified Command objective.

All landowners and tribal organizations in the area have been notified of the incident and potential enviornmental impacts.

Capt. Habib, the Crowley Salvage Master, is on scene and in contact with the dive team.

Coast Guard Cutter MAPLE is patrolling the area to enforce the one-half mile safety zone around the stricken ferry.

Airspace restriction has been reduced to two miles.

The Incident Command is developing a transit implementation plan for after the LeConte has been removed from Cozian Reef.

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