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M/V Monterrey Grounding

Incident Description

Location Puffin Island, in Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island. Puffin Island is approximately 2.5 miles south of the city of Kodiak.
Product/Quantity ADEC estimates that between 8,000 and 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel have been released. Final determination as to the exact quantity released will be determined at a later date.
Cause Shortly after departing Kodiak on June 8, the Monterrey, a 174-foot landing craft, struck Discovery Rocks in Chiniak Bay, damaging the forward section of the vessel. As directed by the Coast Guard, the crew beached the vessel on Puffin Island to keep it from sinking. Fuel escaped from the vessel’s #3 and #4 starboard fuel tanks, which were ruptured by the initial collision. The Monterrey was carrying 42,000 gallons of fuel on board when they departed Kodiak. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the collision.
Time/Date of Incident 11:48 p.m. on June 8, 2012. The U.S. Coast Guard reported the incident to ADEC at 2:45 a.m. on June 9, 2012.
Situation Reports
06/15/2012 (PDF 191 K) -- FINAL
06/11/2012 (PDF 207 K)
06/09/2012 (PDF 345 K)
 
 
Maps and Diagrams
 
Aerial photo showing location of vessel grounding (JPG 4.07 MB) Marine chart showing location of vessel grounding (JPG 503K) Tank diagram (PDF 91K)  
Photos and Video
Video of grounded vessel taken during overflight. (link to USCG website)

Images of the USAV Monterrey grounded on Puffin Island in Chiniak Bay taken by USCG PA3 Jon Klingenberg CG at approximately 11 am, 6/9/2012.  Images include the vessel, beach and rocks immediately adjacent to the vessel and the sheen as seen from the Kodiak shoreline looking toward the mouth of Chiniak Bay (Northwest).

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Initial photos taken of the grounded vessel. (Photo date: 6/9/2012)
M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG) M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG) M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG) M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG)
M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG) M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG) M/V Monterrey Grounding on Puffin Island, Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, June 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy of USCG)
For more information

Steven Russell, ADEC, 907‐262‐3401