Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Incident Description

Location The F/V Kimberly is grounded in Jute Bay on the west side of Shelikof Strait. The vessel’s position is approximately 57º 33’N, 155º 00’W.
Product/Quantity Approximately 3,040 gallons of diesel, 590 gallons of hydraulic oil, 70 gallons of lubricating oil, and 25 gallons of antifreeze.
Cause The Kimberly was forced aground by winds gusting to 100 knots. The owner of the vessel reports that the Kimberly was not taking on water when the crew abandoned the vessel, however the vessel’s tanks were breached while it remained grounded and the hazardous substances aboard the Kimberly were lost.
Time/Date of Incident 10:06 PM, January 24, 2012. At 5:03 AM on January 25, 2012, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) received notification from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that the fishing vessel Kimberly had run aground on the west side of Shelikof Strait.
Situation Reports
F/V Kimberly aground
02/14/2012 (PDF 657K) -- FINAL
02/01/2012 (PDF 69K)
01/26/2012 (PDF 59K)
Left: F/V Kimberly aground in Jute Bay. (photo courtesy of Jack McFarland, President/Marine Surveyor, Alaska Marine Surveyors, Inc.)
For more information

Don Fritz, ADEC, (907) 262- 3419