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Crowley Barge DBL 165-1 Grounding; Quinhagak, AK

Quinhagak, AK | 2017-May-15

Initial Notification: On May 13, 2017, the Crowley Barge DBL 165-1 ran aground in the Kanektok River near its entrance to Kuskokwim Bay. It is grounded on the north side of the river less than a mile downriver of Quinhagak. The tug Nachik refloated on next high tide. The USCG Sector Anchorage is requesting a NWS Spot forecast while barge remains aground awaiting an appropriate tide.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel, heating oil, gasoline
Total amount at risk of spill: 288000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 59° 45.01′ North
Longitude (approximate): 161° 55.76′ West