Port William Shuyak Island Bunker C Spill
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- Port William, Southern end of Shuyak Island, approximately 50 miles NNW of the city of Kodiak
- The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m. on February 26, 2018
- Spill Id
- Product/ Quantity
- Up to 3,000 gallons of Fuel Oil No. 6 (Bunker C).
- It was previously reported that wind gusts exceeding 80 mph pushed a building with the fuel bladder off a dock, causing the 3,000 gallon capacity fuel bladder to rupture and release its contents. Upon further investigation it has been determined that the dock structure supporting the building collapsed. This caused much of the building, along with the fuel bladder, to fall to the shoreline and water below.
ADEC Situation Reports
Unified Command Press Releases
- Update 7 and Final: Unified Command ends response efforts at Port William oil spill site
- Update 6: Unified Command implements Port William dock structure cleanup
- Update 5: Response efforts continue for Shuyak Strait, Alaska oil spill
- Update 4: Unified Command response teams continue response and containment efforts of oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska
- Update 3: Response teams continue cleanup efforts of oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska
- Update 2: Responders begin site assessments of oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska
- Update 1: Unified Command responds to oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska
- Coast Guard, ADEC establish Unified Command in response to oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska
- Laura Achee, Information Officer, ADEC 907-465-5009
- Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean, USCG 907-654-4112