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Lightering and Salvage
Salvage crews began pumping fuel Jan. 4.

updated June 15, 2012

SMIT America has been contracted to remove the remaining fuel from the stern of the vessel. Salvors began this "lightering" of fuel on January 4th, and operations are expected to continue through January, weather permitting. Portions of the vessel superstructure were removed to prepare a landing pad for small helicopters. The deck of the stern section is being used for the lightering tanks and heavy oil pumping system. Fuel is removed by pumping it into 2,000 gallon fuel storage isotanks. Once full, the tanks are transported from the scene to Dutch Harbor using a Chinook heavy lift helicopter. The bow section salvage plan is pending.

  Recovered Oil Disposal Plan (PDF 49K)
  Chinook Helicopter specifications (PDF 69K)
Source: Columbia Helicopters
  Lightering decision document Memorandum: Selendang Ayu - Choice of Salvor (PDF 45K)
Helicopter Lightering Flight Maps (12/29/2004)
  Complete map - Overland or Coastal Routes (94K)
  Overland Route - pass detail (120K)
  Unalaska Detail (61K)
Lightering Operations

updated June 15, 2012

Intermediate Fuel Oil (IFO 380)
Fuel Tank
Original Estimated Volume
Lightered Volume
Estimated Volume Released to the Environment
Total Volume
(Fuel and Water)
Fuel
Water
Main IFO Tanks
1-Center (1C)
176,473
0
0
0
176,473
2-Center (2C)
40,131
0
0
0
40,131
3-Center (3C)
104,448
0
0
0
104,448
Sub-Total
321,052
0
0
0
321,052
Aft Section Tanks
4-Port (4P)
Unknown
*
*
*
4-Starboard (4S)
Unknown
*
*
*
Starboard Settling
Unknown
*
*
*
Starboard Service
Unknown
*
*
*
Sub-Total
125,228
127,784
125,228
2,556
Total
446,280
  125,228  
321,052
*volume lightered from individual aft section tanks not known

Marine Diesel Oil (MDO)/ Miscellaneous Lube Oil
Fuel Tank
Original Estimated Volume
Lightered Volume
Estimated Volume Released to the Environment

Total Volume
(Fuel and Water)

Fuel
Water
MDO Tanks
21,058
11,523
11293
230
9,765
Miscellaneous Oil
10,515
7,467
5,600
1,867
4,915
Sub-Total
31,573
18,990
16,893
2,097
Total
31,573
16,893
14,680

SUMMARY
Original Estimated Volume
Lightered Volume
Estimated Volume Released to the Environment
Total Volume (Fuel and Water)
Fuel
Water
Volume (all oils)
477,853
146,774
142,121
4,653
335,732