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F/V LEONA Sinking; Sitka, AK

Sitka, AK | 2018-Jul-03

Initial Notification: On July 02, 2018, the F/V LEONA, a 33' wooden fishing vessel with approximately 140 gallons of diesel fuel onboard, began taking on water. Searches by USCG MSD Sitka (via vessel) and Air Station Sitka (via Helicopter) observed a sheen on the water approximately 2 miles long by 30 meters wide but were unable to locate the vessel and it is presumed to have sank. USCG MSD Sitka requested a fates and trajectory analysis for this event.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 140 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 56° 58.11′ North
Longitude (approximate): 135° 25.45′ West