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Tug Powhatan

Sitka, AK | 2017-Apr-21

Initial Notification: At approximately 2215 on 19-Apr-2017, it was discovered that the tug Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug & Barge, had sunk at the dock. The tug was in the process of being stripped. Initial estimates of fuel are 700 gallons of diesel and 325 gallons of lube oils. An overflight at 1600 on 20-Apr-2017 reported 1NM by 1NM sheen on the water. The USCG has requested a fates and trajectory analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel, lube oils
Total amount at risk of spill: 1075 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 57° 7.78′ North
Longitude (approximate): 135° 22.81′ West