Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Approximately 1mile SSE of KPL dock Nikiski, Central Cook Inlet, at 60° 40.36N - 151° 24.54 W
Product/Quantity Gasoline, unknown amount at this time; vessel tanks will be sounded when vessel arrives at the ferry dock in Homer today.
Cause K-Sea Transportation reported that while departing KPL dock in Nikiski, the 48,000 bbl barge SCT 282 and its towing vessel the Pacific Challenger collided causing an approximately 4-6 inch x 3/16 inch crack two to three feet above the water line on tank Port #2
Time/Date of Incident 1:00 AM Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Situation Reports
05/27/2009 (PDF 32K) -- FINAL
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ADEC: Gary Folley 907-262-5210 ext. 234