Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Marine waters north of Unalaska Island . F/V Blue North is currently under tow to Dutch Harbor .

USCG was informed by the vessel operator that there is approximately 33,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of lube oil and 11 crew members on board. No petroleum products have been released.

Cause Currently, there has been no release.
Time/Date of Incident

ADEC received notification from the U.S. Coast Guard (USGC) at 8:45 AM on March 31, 2006 that the F/V Blue North, a 167ft steel hull catcher processor, had lost power and was adrift. The vessel was adrift with only one functioning drive shaft. The vessel is currently under tow to Dutch Harbor at a rate of 8 knots. This report is being issued as an update to the status of the stricken vessel that is currently under tow.

Situation Reports Maps
03/31/2006 11:30 AM (PDF 288K)
03/31/2006 4:00 PM (PDF 288K) -- FINAL
Track line map (JPG 292K)
For more information

Gary Folley, ADEC (907)262-5210 x234