Tug Samson Mariner Grounding Ketchikan
- Tongass Narrows, in the vicinity of Rosa Reef at 55.411667, -131.803333
- The tug Samson Mariner grounded on February 15, 2017 just before 7:00 p.m.
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- Following tank soundings made once the tug was safely secured in Ward Cove, Samson Tug & Barge Inc. estimated that 1,100 gallons diesel was unaccounted for in the number 2 port fuel tank. An undetermined volume was contained by sorbent boom, but it is estimated that 600-700 gallons released into the environment. There was an estimated 30,000 gallons onboard the tug and 40,000 gallons on the barge Saint Elias that was under tow.
- The tug Samson Mariner ran aground and had a breach of the number 2 port fuel tank through a 1-2 inch gash in the hull. Samson Tug & Barge Inc. reported that the tank contained approximately 5,000 gallons of diesel.
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