Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location The vessel sank at position 57° 42.32N, 153° 32.15W in Uganik Bay which is located on the North side of Kodiak Island, approximately 20 miles north of the City of Kodiak by air travel and approximately 80 miles by boat travel.
Product/Quantity The total amount of product spilled is unknown, although a light sheen was reported to have been observed around the vessel when the vessel sank. Approximately 1,200 gallons (29 barrels) of diesel, 90 gallons (2 barrels) of hydraulic oil, 40 gallons of engine lube oil, and estimated 30 gallons of gasoline were onboard the vessel at the time of the sinking.
Cause The 58’ fishing vessel hit a rock and sank in approximately 80 foot of water. A U.S. Coast Guard casualty investigation has been initiated and is ongoing.
Time/Date of Spill The vessel sank at approximately 3:30 PM on July 26, 2005. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak reported the vessel sinking to the ADEC Anchorage office at 3:40 PM on July 26, 2005.
Situation Reports
08/01/2005 (PDF 88K)  
08/03/2005 (PDF 88K) -- FINAL  
For more information

John Brown, ADEC (907) 269-7688