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FV Alaganik Sinking

Whittier, AK | 2019-Jul-08

Initial Notification: In the early morning hours of 08-Jul-2019, a fish tender/barge burned and sank at the dock in Whittier, AK. The tender/barge sank in 80 feet of water with potentially 5,500 gallons of diesel on board. There is light sheening on the water. The USCG is requesting a fates analysis and trajectory for the diesel and potential resources at risk report.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 5500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 60° 46.70′ North
Longitude (approximate): 148° 40.03′ West