Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description

Location Spiridon Bay, west side of Kodiak Island near Larsen Bay, Alaska
Product/Quantity This is a potential spill. Approximately 250 gallons of diesel are on board the barge in an above deck tank.
Cause While enroute from Naknek to Homer, the Crowley tug Nachik with the Barge DBL 165-1 in tow entered into Spiridon Bay in an effort to avoid severe weather in Shelikof Strait. The barge was anchored in Spiridon Bay but became separated from the tug and drifted into the nearshore area.
Time/Date of Incident The incident was reported to ADEC by Crowley Maritime Corporation at 12:30 AM on November 22, 2011.
Situation Reports
11/23/2011 (PDF 194K) -- FINAL
For more information

Don Fritz, ADEC at (907) 262-3419