Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Fuel Barge T/B 160-1

Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Mouth of the Kanektok River  in the Bering Sea near Quinhagak, approximately 80 miles south of Bethel.
Product/Quantity No release has been reported. The barge reportedly contained 71,384 gallons of unleaded gasoline in two compartments and 71,154 gallons of Jet A fuel in three compartments.
Cause This was only a potential spill.
Time/Date of Incident This was only a potential spill. No fuel release has been reported. On September 14, 2009, at 7:45 AM, the fuel barge T/B 160-1grounded on a sandbar at the mouth of the Kanektok River near Quinhagak. Initial efforts to refloat the barge were unsuccessful.
Situation Reports
09/18/2009 (PDF 27K)
09/22/2009 (PDF 31K) -- FINAL
For more information

Bob Carlson, ADEC Bethel, 907-543-3215