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Tank Barge (T/B) Oil Barge (O.B.) 5 Grounding

Location
Kuguklik River, approximately 4 miles NW of Kipnuk (Latitude N 59° 58.3’ Longitude W 164° 04.6’)
Time/Date of Incident
The vessel grounded onshore of the Kuguklik River around 3:00 PM on October 17, 2005. The potential spill was reported to ADEC by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on October 17, 2005, at approximately 4:25 PM.
Spill Number
05279929001
Product/Quantity
The total volume of fuel on board is 3,000 gallons of # 2 diesel fuel. No fuel has been discharged.
Cause
No fuel has been discharged. During inclement wind, T/B O.B. 5 was attempting to avoid severe winds in Kinak Bay. The T/B O.B. 5 was pushed by gusting winds and grounded onshore (grass/mud) of the Kuguklik River.

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