Division of Spill Prevention and Response


F/V City of Seldovia Sinking

Incident Description
Incident Location Map Location Off of Perkins Point near Mineral Creek in the Port of Valdez in approximately 72 feet of water. 61° 07.605N, 146° 25.841W, NAD83
Product/Quantity 125 gallons of diesel fuel
Cause The vessel was backing during spill response training and the wind and waves overtopped the transom flooding the engine room and overpowering the bilge pumps. The vessel went down in less than 15 minutes.
Time/Date of Incident 7:30 PM on April 24, 2008. The spill was reported to ADEC at 8:00 pm.
Situation Reports
04/24/2008 (PDF 153K) -- FINAL
For more information

John W. Engles ADEC Valdez (907) 835-4698, John.Engles@alaska.gov