Division of Spill Prevention and Response


F/V Oban
Incident Description
Location West side of Duke Island, which is approximately 10 miles south of Annette Island.
(54 degrees 54.75 North Latitude/ 131 degrees 28.84 West Longitude).

Marine diesel. Approximately 100 gallons of the fuel oil may have been released after storms battered the grounded vessel on March 25 & 26, 2005.

Cause The owner of the F/V Oban informed the U.S. Coast Guard that the electronic navigation system had failed.
Time/Date of Spill At 8:05 PM on March 23, 2005, the U.S. Coast Guard notified ADEC that the F/V Oban had run aground on the southwest corner of Duke Island at 6:22 PM on March 23, 2005. The F/V Oban is a 41’ wood hull vessel.
Situation Reports
3/24/2005 (PDF 142K)
3/29/2005 (PDF 76K) -- FINAL
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