Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation responders continue to conduct site assessments and implement preliminary cleanup of up to 3,000 gallons of bunker C fuel oil that spilled in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, on Feb. 26.
The spill reportedly occurred after an abandoned building collapsed during extreme weather conditions. An oil fuel bladder located inside the building fell in the water and released the oil.
An inflatable containment boom was deployed to protect a beach to the immediate west of the spill site next to a boom already in place. With the new section, 2,100-feet of boom has been deployed in Port William, and absorbent materials are set within the boom to collect the spilled product.
There have been no reports of affected wildlife in the immediate or outlying areas of the spill site. Teams will continue to conduct twice-daily wildlife assessments of the area.