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Onyx Grounding

Strait Island, AK | 2019-Nov-12

Initial Notification: On November 9, 2019, at approximately 1730, the 33-foot, wooden-hulled vessel ONYX ran aground on Strait Island on SE Alaska. The vessel owner stated that he heard a pop and then ran the vessel aground to keep from sinking. CG helo rescued him from the rocks. The Onyx had approximately 100 gallons of Diesel; 1 gallon of hydraulic oil; 02 batteries and 03 gallons of lube oil. The USCG is requesting a trajectory and fates analysis and weather conditions for the vicinity.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 56° 23.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 133° 43.00′ West