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FV SAAMI Aground

Sitka, AK | 2020-Aug-31

Initial Notification: On 29-Aug-2020, the FV SAAMI ran aground on Kulichkof Rocks in Sitka Sound. The vessel was abandoned and then caught fire. Approximately 500 gallons of diesel were on board at the time of the grounding. USCG MSD Sitka is requesting a fates and trajectory analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 56° 59.48′ North
Longitude (approximate): 135° 26.63′ West