Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Boiler fire on vessel at Port of Alaska

Published: November 25, 2022

By Tim Rockey

A ship docked at the Port of Alaska experienced a boiler fire on Friday night, creating a loud boom and brief billowing smoke.

According to a press release, the oil tanker Atlantic Lily was offloading Jet A-1 fuel at the port when the blast occurred at 10:08 p.m. on Friday.

Port of Alaska Facility Security Officer and Director of Business Continuity and External Affairs Jim Jager said that fuel offloading operations were immediately suspended and the crew responded to the fire, according to Jager. Fueling operations at a nearby terminal were briefly shut down as well.

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