Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Incident Description
Location Bristol Alliance Fuel Dock, Nushagak Bay, Dilligham, Alaska
Product/Quantity

Crowley Marine staff on scene estimate the discharge volume of Jet A fuel to be between 300 to 500 gallons.

Cause

Because of severe weather the Tug Twilight was forced to leave the barge Ray’sons at the fuel dock. With the incoming tide and large swells the starboard side of the barge was damaged when the barge was repeatedly forced into the dock creating a leak from the Number 1 starboard tank. Other tanks on the starboard side of the barge received dent damage, but no further fuel releases have been observed.

Ray’sons Barge is 135 feet long and 35 feet wide with a draft of 7 feet. The barge had just completed the loading of 52,000 gallons of jet fuel and 7,500 gallons of gasoline just prior to the incident.

Time/Date of Incident

A leak was discovered on October 10, 2006 at approximately 8:45 P.M. by Crowley Marine personnel monitoring the barges condition from the shore. ADEC was notified of the incident by Crowley Marine Services at 8:56 P.M.

Situation Reports and Related Information

Sitreps

Other Information
10/11/2006 (PDF 38K)
10/13/2006 (PDF 38K) -- FINAL updated
Advisory from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to Subsistence Users in the Dillingham area updated
 
 
For more information

John Brown, ADEC, at 269-7688
Stephen Wilson, Crowley Marine Services, at 206-332-8033