On July 2, the fishing vessel Deceptive C ran aground in the Stikine Strait near Wrangell, Alaska. The vessel had run hard aground and released some pollution. The Coast Guard diverted the Cutter Bailey Barco to the scene to monitor the situation. Authorities stated that pollution was minimal with only three gallons of oily bilge water had been released. No reports of injuries.
After a few days, authorities reported they were able to mitigate any further pollution. Using the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, a firm was contracted to remove all the diesel fuel on board along with any hazardous materials. Reports state over 3,000 pounds of oil waste and debris was removed from the Deceptive C.
No reports if the fishing vessel will be salvaged.