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F/V Dolphin Grounding



Incident Description
Location Point (Pt.) Colpoys is located on Prince of Wales Island. The grounding site is located 34 miles, west of Wrangell, Alaska and 91.5 miles northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.
Product/Quantity The amount of product spilled is estimated at 10 to 15 gallons by
the vessel’s crew. The F/V Dolphin is a 166-foot steel vessel with seven fuel tanks.
The vessel’s crew re-calculated the amount of fuel on board at the time of the grounding and determined there was
32,000 gallons of diesel fuel rather than 34,000 gallons as originally reported.
The vessel has a total fuel capacity of 42,000 gallons.
Note: The F/V Dolphin’s registered length is 166 feet. The overall length of the vessel is 176 feet as reported by
Trident Seafoods Corp.
Cause The vessel grounded in shallow water. The cause of the grounding is under investigation.
Time/Date of Incident 1:47 AM January 16, 2008
Situation Reports
01/16/2008 (PDF 18K)
01/17/2008 (PDF 44K)
01/18/2008 (PDF 44K)
01/22/2008 (PDF 44K) -- FINALupdated
Photos
FV Dolphin awaiting oil boom and divers following its grounding at Pt. Colpoys, Prince of Wales Island.  January 16, 2008.  USCG Photo.
The F/V Dolphin surrounded by boom. Photo taken during a USCG overflight January 17.
FV Dolphin awaiting oil boom and divers following its grounding at Pt. Colpoys, Prince of Wales Island. January 16, 2008. USCG Photo. The F/V Dolphin surrounded by boom. Photo taken during a USCG overflight January 17.
The F/V Dolphin surrounded by boom. Photo taken during a USCG overflight January 17.
The F/V Dolphin surrounded by boom. Photo taken during a USCG overflight January 17.
The F/V Dolphin surrounded by boom. Photo taken during a USCG overflight January 17. The F/V Dolphin surrounded by boom. Photo taken during a USCG overflight January 17.
Press Releases
01/17/2008
 
For more information

Scot W. Tiernan, ADEC, at (907) 465-5378