Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location 4 miles north of Koniuji Island northwest of Atka Island, 52° 12’ N, 175° 08’ W.
Product/Quantity The vessel captain estimated 200-300 gallons of #2 diesel fuel was pumped overboard with the vessel’s bilge water.
Cause The vessel struck a rock which punctured a 1 inch fuel line to the vessel’s day tank. The fuel migrated to the bilge water and was pumped overboard.
Time/Date of Incident 3:55 AM on March 24, 2007. ADEC was notified at 8:02 AM on March 24, 2007 by trooper dispatch
Situation Reports
03/27/2007 (PDF 70K) -- FINAL
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Frank Wesser at (907) 269-3062 or email at Frank.Wesser@alaska.gov