Resurrection Bay seen from the top of Mt. Marathon in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Resurrection Bay seen from the top of Mt. Marathon in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor

A fishing vessel in the Seward Harbor has leaked an unknown amount of marine diesel and other petroleum products after sinking Sunday.

The F/V Nordic Viking was discovered by the Seward harbormaster near T Dock, by Icicle Seafoods, according to a situation report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The harbormaster then deployed an absorbent boom.

A containment boom was later deployed by a salvage contractor hired by Larry March, the responsible party, but failed shortly after when it was pulled under the vessel.

The vessel has a capacity of 2,000 gallons of marine diesel, a gasoline tank on the vessel’s sten deck and an unknown amount of engine oils, according to the report.

United States Coast Guard personnel arrived to the harbor on the same day. Two responders from ADEC arrived on Monday, Dec. 10. They worked to deploy absorbent booms in the anadromous Scheffler Creek and the attached lagoon. The ADEC, Coast Guard and March are working to stop the leaks. Responders will assess the shoreline to determine if additional cleanup activities are warranted.


• STAFF REPORT, Peninsula Clarion


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