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Commercial Fishing Tender Sinks in Sumner Strait, Prince of Wales Island, AK

Prince of Wales Island, AK | 2022-Feb-22

Initial Notification: On 20-Feb-2022, the commercial fishing tender FV Emerald Beauty sank in Sumner Strait in 91 fathoms of water. The fishing vessel had between 400-600 gallons of diesel onboard, with a maximum potential of 1500 gallons. Sheen was observed on the water surface during an overflight on 22-Feb at the sinking location. MDF Ketchikan has requested a fates and trajectory analysis, and potential resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 600 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 56° 17.62′ North
Longitude (approximate): 133° 41.90′ West