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FV Northern Light Sinking

Hobart Bay, AK | 2021-Aug-26

Initial Notification: On August 26, 2021, the USCG Sector Juneau reported a vessel that sank (34ft fiberglass fishing vessel with a reported 80 gal of diesel onboard) the night of 22AUG and was unreported until the sole occupant was picked up after six hours in the water. There was not an exact position of the sinking from the reporting source. A visual on the site of the sinking was obtained on 25-Aug with an overflight discovering the sheen, putting the vessel in the back bay of Hobart Bay. Sector Juneau requests NOAA confirmation regarding the persistence of the sheen.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 80 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 57° 25.31′ North
Longitude (approximate): 133° 23.41′ West