Earthquake may have triggered sunken F/V Saint Patrick to spill diesel off Kodiak Island

A shipwreck from decades ago has begun leaking diesel fuel off Kodiak Island. “We know that this is a vessel that sank in 1989 in Women’s Bay and it’s been resting there since,” Jade Gamble, the state’s on-scene spill coordinator,,, “It started leaking after the earthquake.” She says it’s not clear how much diesel and other contaminants are on the former fishing vessel F/V Saint Patrick. The former scallop boat was hit by a rogue wave during a stormy November night in 1981 near Marmot Island. The captain ordered the crew to abandon ship; only two of its 12 crew members survived the frigid waters. >click to read< 09:18

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