Grounded Fishing Vessel's
Transit Plan Developed
January 18, 2008
The Coast Guard, Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation,
and Trident Seafoods Corp. continue a unified response to the
fishing vessel (F/V) Dolphin, which ran aground 30 miles southwest
of Wrangell early Wednesday morning.
The F/V Dolphin was damaged
near the area of the number two and four fuel tanks. Water was
been found in the number two and four fuel tanks and monitored.
The Southeast Alaska Petroleum Resource Organization (SEAPRO)
responded and placed a spill containment boom around the vessel.
The Coast Guard Cutter
Anthony Petit monitors the motor vessel (MV) Dolphin. The Dolphin
ran aground early Wednesday morning 30 miles southwest of Wrangell
off Zarembo Island, but refloated after sunrise.
Photograph courtesy USCG
A damage assessment was made Wednesday night, and an attempt
to move the vessel to Ketchikan for repairs may happen as early
as Friday. Temporary repairs to the vessel were completed Thursday
afternoon and will be tested prior to the vessel's departure
to ensure a safe transit to Ketchikan. The transit plan for the
vessel will be reviewed and approved by the Unified Command prior
to the vessel's departure. State and Federal resource agencies
will review proposed potential places of refuge listed in the
transit plan as part of the Unified Command's review process.
Coast Guard Cutter Anthony
Petit is no longer on scene. A Coast Guard inspector was enroute
Thursday to inspect repairs while the Southeast Alaska Petroleum
Resource Organization (SEAPRO) continued to coordinate temporary
Spill containment boom continued
to surround the vessel as a precaution and there have been no
reports of petroleum leakage after the vessel's initial grounding.
A Coast Guard helicopter overflew the area late this morning.
The helicopter crew reported that spill containment boom continues
to surround the vessel and there was no evidence of petroleum
in the vicinity the vessel.
A Coast Guard investigation
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