Division of Spill Prevention and Response


F/V Kupreanof Grounding

Incident Description

Incident Location Map

Location Chignik Lagoon is located on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula, approximately 450 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
Product/Quantity This is a potential spill. On February 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM, all oily water, 250 gallons of diesel, and residual oil were removed from the vessel leaving 50 gallons of diesel on board. The vessel owner reported no oil was released to the environment, but bilge oil may have leaked when the vessel’s hull became submerged.
Cause The vessel owner reported that the F/V Kupreanof suffered ice damage to the hull. The incident is being investigated by the USCG Sector Anchorage office.
Time/Date of Incident The F/V Kupreanof, a 58-foot wooden hull vessel, grounded off of Chignik Lagoon at 10:58 AM on February 14, 2010. The grounding was reported to ADEC at 7:30 PM on February 14, 2010.
Situation Reports
02/16/2010 (PDF 214K)
02/19/2010 (PDF 207K)
04/19/2010 (PDF 128K) -- FINAL
For more information

Mark Sielaff, ADEC, 269-7532