Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description
Location DeLong Dock in Whittier, Alaska
Product/Quantity The responsible party indicated that the vessel’s fuel tanks were topped off in Cordova prior to transiting to Whittier. The PRP is currently estimating the amount of fuel burned between Cordova and Whittier to determine the revised volume of fuel spilled from the vessel. The discharge volume of diesel fuel will remain at 6,000 gallons until the PRP representative can provide supporting fuel records and fuel tank records. A separate gas tank spilled approximately 10 gallons of fuel during the vessel stabilization.
Cause Vessel flooded from the starboard side while it was moored to the dock. U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the sinking.
Time/Date of Incident May 17, 2007 at 1:15 AM, the sunken vessel was discovered by Whittier City personnel who notified ADEC at 2:45 AM on May 17, 2007.
Situation Reports
05/17/2007 (PDF 327K)
05/17/2007 (PDF 104K)
05/21/2007 (PDF 21K)
05/25/2007 (PDF 42K) -- FINAL updated
F/V Tradition, 5/17 F/V Tradition, 5/21 F/V Tradition, 5/21 F/V Tradition, 5/21
F/V Tradition, 5/21 F/V Tradition dewatered, stabilized and secured to the Delong Dock in Whittier on 5/22/2007 Light Sheen. (5/24/2007) Delong Dock, oily liquid removal vac truck. (5/24/2007)
Delong Dock, oily sollid waste removal. (5/24/2007) Delong Dock, vessel uprighted secured to dock. (5/24/2007)    
For more information

Eric Henry of ADEC at 907-269-7542