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F/V Leading Lady and F/V Kupreanof Sinking

Location
Jakolof Bay, 12 miles south of Homer, Alaska. The approximate Lat/Long is: 59⁰ 27.933N, 151⁰ 32.16W
Time/Date of Incident
The fishing vessels Leading Lady and Kupreanof sank sometime between the night of December 24 and afternoon of December 25, 2012, in Jakolof Bay.
Spill Number
12239936001
Product/Quantity
The owner of the vessel estimates that approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel and 35 gallons of hydraulic fluids and lube oils were on board the F/V Leading Lady at the time of sinking. All diesel fuel was released while the vessel was submerged. According to the owner, the F/V Kupreanof had no fuel on board at the time of sinking.
Cause
The exact cause of the sinking is unknown at this time; however, the area received 48 inches of snow in the prior 48 hours, which may have contributed to the sinking of the vessels.

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