Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation completed its response Friday to the grounding of the fishing vessel Deceptive C in Stikine Strait, about 17 nautical miles from Wrangell.
The grounding of the Deceptive C was reported to the Coast Guard in Juneau last Monday evening. The Coast Guard says minimal sheening from 3 gallons of oily bilge water was reported at the time. The Cutter Bailey Barco was diverted to the scene and confirmed that the vessel was hard aground in Stikine Strait, surrounded by a small diesel sheen. No injuries were reported.
Power Systems and Supplies, a contracted oil spill removal organization, was charged with cleaning up the spill and removing any oil products and hazardous materials from the vessel. Approximately 3,000 pounds of oily waste and debris was recovered from the vessel, according to a Coast Guard official, who adds that it no longer poses a threat to the environment.