KODIAK, Alaska — The state is monitoring a potential spill situation near Kodiak after the grounding of the Kimberly, a fishing vessel, on Wednesday.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said weather is affecting crews efforts to deal with the Kimberly with a reported heavy freezing spray warning along with seas to 9 feet.
4 crewmembers were forced to abandon ship after facing winds gusting 100 knots near the head of Jute Bay on the west side of Shelikof Strait.
According to ADEC, the responsible party is working with a marine surveyor to develop a plan for removal of the fluids and any other hazardous substances from the vessel once weather permits.
The Kimberly has approximately 1,900 gallons of diesel, 400 gallons of hydraulic oil, 70 gallons of lubricating oil, and 25 gallons of antifreeze on board and was not taking on water when the Coast Guard rescued the crew on Wednesday morning.