Wood River, approximately half a mile downriver from mouth of Lake Aleknagik. Coordinates for the grounding location are 59° 16.2’North Latitude, 158° 35’ West Longitude.
The tug ran aground at approximately 10:00 PM on October 7, 2008. The incident was reported to ADEC at 8:20 AM on October 8, 2008 by Crowley Marine Services.
Diesel fuel but the spill volume is unknown. The tug’s crew pumped water from the engine room immediately after the incident. Crowley Marine Services reported that there was an estimated 1,925 gallons of diesel fuel and 30 gallons of lube oil on board the tug at the time of the grounding. The engine room is flooded with an estimated 8,000 gallons of oily water in the engine room. This number has been revised after better calculations were completed. During the incident the Tug Twilite was pushing the 105 foot fuel barge Sea Lite 1. The fuel barge was empty and was safely anchored shortly after the grounding.
The US Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.