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F/V Johnita Fire
- The vessel sank at 60° 47.2' N, 148° 08.6', Ester Rock, Ester Island, Prince William Sound, in approximately 300-400 foot of water. Ester Rock is located approximately 17 miles East of Whittier by air.
- At 7:15 P.M. on August 1, 2007 the vessel operator reported to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) that the F/V Johnita caught fire and sank near Ester Rock off of Ester Island in Prince William Sound. The USCG reported the spill to ADEC at 8:45 P.M. on August 1, 2007
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- The vessel operator reported that the F/V Johnita had about 255-355 gallons of diesel on board, and approx 5-8 gallons of gasoline in cans for his 9.9 horse power Mercury outboard motor. The diesel fuel was observed burning as F/V Johnita sank. The vessel released an unknown amount fuel as it sank. F/V Johnita, was a 40 foot fiberglass fishing vessel with four integrated tanks (one port, one starboard, and two aft tanks for running the generator).
- The vessel operator reported that the fire was due to an electrical fire. The F/V Johnita sank as a result of the fire leaving a sheen upon the water surface.
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