Division of Spill Prevention and Response


F/V Blue Fin
Incident Description
Location Washington Monument Rock, approximately 15 miles south of Ketchikan near Mt. Point.
(55 degrees 14.0 North Latitude/ 131 degrees 20.0 West Longitude).
Product/Quantity Potential spill only. The vessel owner/operator reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that approximately 800 gallons of diesel fuel was on board at the time of the swamping and ensuing sinking.
Cause A large wave hit the vessel causing it to swamp. The vessel experienced heavy rain and high winds at the time of the accident.
Time/Date of Spill A vessel traveling with the F/V Blue Fin notified the Coast Guard that the Blue Fin had swamped at approximately 6:30 PM on October 31, 2004 . The potential oil spill was reported to ADEC by the Coast Guard at 8:50 AM on November 1, 2004 . The F/V Blue Fin is a 47’ fiberglass hull vessel.
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