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Selendang Ayu Grounding

Unalaska Island
Time/Date of Incident
December 7, 2004
Spill Number
The Selendang Ayu carried approximately 424,000 gallons of Intermediate Fuel Oil (IFO 380) and 18,000 gallons of Marine Diesel.
On December 7, the crew of the M/V Selendang Ayu reported that they had lost power and were adrift off Unalaska Island. Efforts to tow the vessel failed and it went aground and broke apart between Skan Bay and Spray Cape at approximately 6pm, December 8.

Unified Command Press Releases

Vessel Information

Spill Response Updates

Situation Reports

Contact Information

  • Mike Hanson, RP representative
    Gail Sinner, PA3, USCG (Dutch Harbor)
    907-581-7158 (Joint Information Center)
    Darrell Wilson, CPO, USCG (Anchorage)
    Lynda Giguere, ADEC (Juneau)
    Leslie Pearson, ADEC (Anchorage)
    ADEC Central (Anchorage)

Commercial Fisheries Information

Advisories and Press Releases

Water Quality Sampling

Subsistence Information


Subsistence Advisories

Extent of Oiling Observations

Aerial Observations

Vessel Observations

Shoreline Observations

Properties of Oil

Resources at Risk

Wildlife Habitat

Land Management and Ownership Maps

Area Information Maps

Response Plans, Permits, and Related Documents

Technical Information

Historic Oil Spills

Fact Sheets


M.R. Associates has assumed responsibilities for handling all claims associated with the Selendang Ayu incident. For claims information, call 866-310-5246 ext. 5012. A representative of M.R. Associates is on-scene at the Command Center in Dutch Harbor.

Weekly Winter Operations Reports

Incident Action Plans

Shoreline Cleanup

Presentation given at the 1/3/05 public meeting in Dutch Harbor: Shoreline Clean Up Operations at SkanBay North, Segment SKN-14, December 30, 2004 (PDF 1.36 M)

Shoreline Area Last Date of Cleanup # Bags Bags (Cumulative) Cubic Yards (Cumulative)
Portage Bay 6/15/05 1,353 64,169 1,069.5
Makushin Bay 6/20/05 994 29,202 486.7
Skan Bay 6/21/05 4,805 176,936 2,948.9
Humpback Bay 6/21/05 1,091 109,764 1,829.4
Anderson Bay 6/14/05 13 1,062 17.7
Cannery Bay 5/31/05 105 9,664 161.07
Kismaliuk Bay 5/28/05 1,378 3,009 50.15


  • 393,806 Bags
  • 6,563.4 Cubic Yards

Wildlife Recovery

updated February 10, 2005

Total To-Date
  Captured Cleaned and Released Died Carcasses
Birds 29 10 19 1,603
Mammals     6 6

Related Information


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Aerial views of vessel

Booming operations

Wildlife rescue operations

Cleanup operations