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FV Whimsea Fire and Sinking

Juneau, AK | 2017-Jun-28

Initial Notification: On June 27, 2017, the FV Whimsea caught fire and sank at the dock in Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska. The cause of the fire is unknown. The type and amount of product onboard the vessel at the time of the sinking is unknown, but may have been a mix of diesel, home heating oil, and probably some lube oils. Containment boom has been placed around the area where the vessel sank, absorbent sweep has been deployed, and removal of floating oiled debris has begun. The USCG is requesting information on potential resources at risk in this location.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel, home heating oil, gasoline
Latitude (approximate): 58° 22.99′ North
Longitude (approximate): 134° 38.87′ West