Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Barge Selma S

Incident Description
Location Approximately 2 miles downriver from Aleknagik Lake on the Wood River. The Wood River is located 16 miles northwest of Dillingham.
Product/Quantity Diesel fuel, unknown amount; however the PRP estimated that the release may have been at a rate of 1 gallon per hour since the discovery on May 15, 2006. The PRP is preparing a final report for ADEC review with an estimate for spill volume.
Cause Is under investigation, the PRP believes the spill may have been related to the keel freezing to the river bottom and incoming tide lifting the hull off the wooden keel.
Time/Date of Incident Unknown, however the spill was discovered as a sheen around the wooden vessel on May 15, 2006. The spill was reported to ADEC on May 15, 2006 (revised from May 16, 2006) by the Aleknagik Village EPA Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) Coordinator.
Situation Reports
05/18/2006 (PDF 33K)
05/25/2006 (PDF 40K)
06/05/2006 (PDF 39K)
08/31/2006 (PDF 39K) -- FINAL
Barge Selma S, 5/18/2006 Barge Selma S, 5/18/2006 Barge Selma S, 5/18/2006 Barge Selma S, 5/22/2006
For more information

Frank Wesser, phone: 269-3062