Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to a report of possible pollution caused by the grounding of the motor vessel Pacific Queen, moored at Harris Harbor in Juneau, Tuesday morning.
The harbor is located at the intersection of Egan Drive and West 12th Street.
Coast Guard pollution responders arrived on scene and observed a small sheen. The hull of Pacific Queen sustained minor damage due to grounding.
Coast Guard officials say the owner of the vessel is working with them to mitigate any threats of pollution.
“Even though this is a small spill, Coast Guard members are trained to respond to all sizes of spills of oil or hazardous materials,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffry Crews, Sector Juneau marine science technician. “Any sheen is required to be reported to your local Coast Guard unit or the National Response Center 1-800-424-8802 as soon as possible.”
The owner of Pacific Queen reports the vessel has an estimated 150 gallons of diesel on board.
Coast Guard Juneau Sector contributed information to this story.