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On 28 February 2015 the USCG Sector NY contacted NOAA to report that the Kearny Fire Dept. reported a vehicle accident on Route 7 at the Witt Penn Bridge in Hudson County, NJ. There was a discharge of approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel from a United States postal service truck’s saddle tank. The oil made its way into the storm sewer and then to the Hackensack Rived. .
On February 22, 2015, the USCG received a report of a large oil sheen in the Auke Bay Harbor, AK, approximately 10 miles north of Juneau, AK. The source was unknown. The material was tentatively identified as used motor oil.
On February 16, 2015, a CSX train derailed near the Kanawha River in West Virginia. The train was hauling Bakken crude oil. An unknown amount of crude oil was released into Armstrong Creek which feeds into the Kanawha River. Initially, the derailed train cars caused a huge fire, but the fire has been extinguished at this time. The towns of Adena Village and Boomer Bottom have both been evacuated (evacuation of 1 mile radius from derailment). The area has heavy snow and extremely cold temperatures. USCG Sector Ohio Valley has requested on-scene NOAA SSC support.
On February 18, 2015, the USCG reported a sunken 31 ft vessel at Thamesport marina in New London, CT. with about 100 gallons of diesel onboard, batteries, and unknown drum onboard the vessel with significant sheening coming from the vessel.
On February 16, 2015, the 81-foot fishing vessel Savannah Ray went hard aground on the southeast coast of Long Island, in Chiniak Bay, near Kodiak, Alaska. Six crew members airlifted off by USCG helo. USCG requested NOAA SSC to provide resources at risk analysis.
On February 10, 2015, the Shell refinery in Martinez, CA reported a spill of crude oil from a line undergoing hydrostatic testing. The release occurred near the seaward end of the Shell pier, where fixed containment boom is maintained. Response contractors were on-scene before sunset and applied additional containment boom and deployed skimmers. USCG Sector San Francisco requested trajectory support.
On February 6, 2015, the EPA requested denatured ethanol fate and trajectory associated with the CPR Train Derailment. The CPR Train Derailment occurred on February 4, 2015, along the banks of the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles north of Dubuque, Iowa, near the city of Balltown.
On February 4, 2015, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG MSU Panama City regarding a 46 ft sunken fishing vessel, the AC3, located approximately 4 miles south-south-west of Indian Pass, FL. An estimated 250 gallons of marine diesel is onboard. Salvage operations are planned and USCG has requested trajectory for a worst case discharge (WCD) and fate information.
On February 2, 2015, the USCG Port Arthur notified the NOAA SSC of an intermittent appearance of a sheen in the vicinity of an abandoned pipeline in the High Island block, near Sabine Pass, Texas. USCG requested a review of available data to determine if there have been recurring reports of sheen in the vicinity that may be attributed to an unknown source.
On January 28, 2015, USCG Sector San Diego contacted their NOAA SSC to report an unidentified vapor cloud 14 miles offshore of Oceanside, CA. USCG aircrew noticed a pungent or chemical-like odor in the area. USCG requested NOAA assistance in determining what the substance might be and its potential trajectory.
On January 28, 2015, the USCG Sector Puget Sound contacted NOAA ERD to report a release of 5-10,000 gallons of 50% hydrogen peroxide from a storage tank at an upland facility. The release was getting into storm drains that discharge into Puget Sound. Sector Puget Sound requested aquatic toxicity information on the substance.
On January 23, 2015, the EPA contacted ERD requesting oil fate and trajectory for the Bridger Pipeline Release. The Bridge Pipeline Release occurred on January 17, 2015, in the Yellowstone River approximately seven river miles upstream of the city of Glendive in Dawson County.
On January 22, 2015, the Tug NALANI sank in 378 fathoms of water off Barbers Point, Oahu. The tug was loaded with 75,000 gallons of diesel. Sheen has been reported in the area. USCG requested trajectory analysis and scientific support.
On January 20, 2015, USCG was notified that the 71-foot F/V Eyak grounded off of Calligan Island, on its way back to Sitka, Alaska. The vessel was carrying approximately 800 gallons of diesel and 200 gallons of gasoline. No discharge has been reported yet, but there has been bad weather and the vessel rolled after the vents were plugged. USCG requested weather, oil fate and trajectory analysis.
On January 16, 2015, the USCG Sector San Francisco notified the NOAA SSC of a bird stranding event along the Eastern shore of San Francisco Bay (between San Mateo Bridge and Alameda’s Robert Crown Regional Park). Initial reports suggested that affected birds may be oiled, but later reports and feather analyses determined that the substance was a non-petroleum substance.
On January 14, 2015 Hillcorp Energy experienced a crude oil leak from a 4" pipeline located in Bastain Bay, Port Sulphur, LA. Reported amount released was 0.5 barrels, and source has been secured. Sector NOLA has a team enroute, and has requested a trajectory.
At 1600 on 7 January 2015 NOAA was notified by USCG Sector LIS of a sunken recreational boat at the Norwalk Boat Club with an an unknown quantity of gasoline onboard, as well as lubricating oil and batteries onboard. The USCG has requested NOAA prepare a resources at risk analysis for the area.
At 1130 on January 6, 2015, USCG Sector Mobile notified NOAA SSC that a barge carrying 1,400 tons of Adiponitrile struck the Nehoela Bridge on the Tombigbee River and sustained minor damage. The barge has been pushed into the bank is being lightered and no chemical has been released. USCG requested trajectory for worst case discharge (WCD).
On December 20, 2014, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted NOAA SSC about M/V Bella, a 48 foot towing vessel, which ran aground and subsequently took on water sank in Lake Pontchartrain, LA. USCG requested a trajectory for a potential discharge of 2,000gal of diesel in support of salvage planning.
On December 26, 2014, the Bulk Carrier MV GB Corrado grounded south and west of the Matagorda Shipping Channel. She is carrying a load of bauxite (49,389 MT), and fuel (32,130 gallons diesel and 175,788 gallons # 6 ). Cargo and fuel currently secure, with no releases. Salvage planning and operations underway. Sector Corpus contacted NOAA SSC with request for trajectory should release occur during salvage.