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Bowhead Transportation Barge Incident



Incident Description

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Location 40 Miles West of Prudhoe Bay on the east side of the Colville River Delta. N70°31’19”, W150°5’44”
Product/Quantity A small unknown quantity of diesel fuel was released while the barge was offshore. No sheen is present on the shorelines near the vessel.
Cause The cause of the incident is under investigation by the US Coast Guard.
Time/Date of Incident At approximately 11:30 AM on September 14, 2010, Bowhead Transport reported that the wheelhouse on the barge “Stryker” partially separated from the vessel due to structural failure and grounded in nine feet of water. Pioneer Natural Resources notified ADEC at approximately 12:00 PM.
Situation Reports
09/22/2010 (PDF 137K)--FINAL
09/20/2010 (PDF 160K)
09/17/2010 (PDF 138K)
09/16/2010 (PDF 183K)
09/15/2010 (PDF 176K)
09/14/2010 (PDF 389K)

 

 

Photos

Bowhead Transport barge grounded off of Oooguruk Island. (Photos courtesy of Bowhead Transportation Company)

Bowhead Transport barge grounded off of Oooguruk Island. Bowhead Transport barge grounded off of Oooguruk Island. Bowhead Transport barge grounded off of Oooguruk Island. Bowhead Transport barge grounded off of Oooguruk Island.

 

For more information
John Ebel, ADEC, (907) 451-2102