Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location Both vessels were aground in Chiniak Bay, Kodiak approximately 1000 yards east of the Kodiak Airport. Coordinates: 57˚ 46.05N, 152˚ 28.1W
Product/Quantity This was a potential spill only. Based upon information from the USCG, no pollution event has occurred. The F/B Ava Lynn has several pieces of heavy equipment on board which contain small amounts of diesel fuel and motor oil. The M/V Arch I has approximately 6000 gallons of diesel fuel on board.
Cause No spill has occurred.
Time/Date of Incident This was a potential spill only. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) was notified of the grounding on November 11, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. USCG Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak (MSD) contacted ADEC on November 11, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. The grounding of the freight barge (F/B) Ava Lynn occurred during the night of November 10, 2006. While attempting to assess and refloat the barge on November 11, the M/V Arch I also was grounded next to the F/B Ava Lynn.
Situation Reports and Related Information
11/13/2006 (PDF 242K)
12/13/2006 (PDF 105K) -- FINAL
For more information

Randall Dowd, ADEC, Soldotna, (907)262-5210 Ext. 222