All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.
Washington Monument Rock, approximately 15 miles south of Ketchikan near Mt. Point. (55 degrees 14.0 North Latitude/ 131 degrees 20.0 West Longitude).
Time/Date of Incident
A vessel traveling with the F/V Blue Fin notified the Coast Guard that the Blue Fin had swamped at approximately 6:30 PM on October 31, 2004 . The potential oil spill was reported to ADEC by the Coast Guard at 8:50 AM on November 1, 2004 . The F/V Blue Fin is a 47’ fiberglass hull vessel.
Potential spill only. The vessel owner/operator reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that approximately 800 gallons of diesel fuel was on board at the time of the swamping and ensuing sinking.
A large wave hit the vessel causing it to swamp. The vessel experienced heavy rain and high winds at the time of the accident.