Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Alaska Adventurer Grounding

Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Near Point Coke in Holkham Bay approximately 38 nautical miles southeast of Juneau, AK.
Product/Quantity The Alaska Adventurer, a 55-foot passenger vessel, is reported to have contained approximately 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown volume of lube and hydraulic oil when it grounded. Light rainbow sheen was reported around the vessel on January 23, 2010.
Cause The Alaska Adventurer grounded while preparing to anchor for the night.
Time/Date of Incident 4:30 PM on January 22, 2010. The grounding was reported to ADEC at 7:54 AM on January 23, 2010.
Situation Reports

01/25/2010 (PDF 191K)

01/29/2010 (PDF 72K)
02/02/2010 (PDF 1.01MB) -- FINAL
For more information

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