Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Nichols Bay on the south end of Prince of Wales Island approximately 50 miles south of Ketchikan, Alaska
Product/Quantity The amount of fuel discharged is unknown. The owner/operator reported an estimated 400 to 450 gallons of fuel was on-board the vessel at the time of the grounding. He also reported 30 gallons of hydraulic oil and 5 gallons of gasoline on-board the vessel. The vessel’s maximum fuel capacity is 1200 gallons.
Cause The owner reported that the vessel grounded on the afternoon of September 26, 2006.
Time/Date of Incident 4:30 p.m., September 27, 2006. The spill was reported to ADEC by the Coast Guard at 1:43 p.m., September 28, 2006.
Situation Reports
09/28/2006 (PDF 299K)  
10/06/2006 (PDF 70K)  
10/13/2006 (PDF 13K)  
10/16/2006 (PDF 37K) -- FINAL  
For more information

Bob Fultz, ADEC at 225-6200 x1