Division of Spill Prevention and Response


F/V Patty J Grounding

Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Near Square Cove in Chatham Strait, Alaska.
Product/Quantity The F/V Patty J, a 58-foot wooden vessel, is reported to have
contained approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel, a 30-gallon tank of hydraulic oil, and an unknown volume of lube oil when it grounded.
Cause The F/V Patty J grounded on a charted reef along Chatham Strait near Square Cove. The five crew members from the F/V Patty J were taken onboard by a nearby Good Samaritan vessel.
Time/Date of Incident 4:30 AM on August 8, 2009. The grounding was reported to ADEC at 7:00 AM on August 8, 2009 by the U.S. Coast Guard
Situation Reports
08/11/2009 (PDF 214K)
08/13/2009 (PDF 60K)
08/21/2009 (PDF 232K)
08/31/2009 (PDF 123K)
09/04/2009 (PDF 171K)
09/09/2009 (PDF 171K)
09/24/2009 (PDF 171K) -- FINAL
For more information

Scot W. Tiernan, ADEC, 907-465-5378