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Semi-derelict Fishing Vessel Sunk; Sitka, AK

Sitka, AK, USA | 2023-Oct-28

Initial Notification: On October 28, 2023, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) reported that F/V Fram, a semi-derelict vessel was sunken and generating sheens and debris into Sitka Sound, AK. The 34-ft wooden vessel was built in 1949. The F/V Fram's maximum capacity is about 250 gallons, but the amount on board is unknown because the owner was unreachable.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 250 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 57° 3.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 135° 21.77′ West