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Vessel AVALON, Hood Canal, WA

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 17:00
On September 14, 2014, the 65-foot yacht "Avalon" grounded and sank in Hood Canal, WA. The vessel had an estimated 300 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel on board.

Rowayton Trading Co., Bridgeport, CT

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:00
On September 11, 2014, a fire at a chemical manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, CT, resulted in contaminated firefighting waters flowing into the Pequonnock River and into Long Island Sound. The SSC was notified by the USCG Sector Long Island Sound and requested to provide modeling for the air plume and water.

Lake Salvador crude oil spill, Lake Salvador, LA

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:00
On September 11, 2014, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the Gulf SSC regarding a 30 bbl spill of crude oil from a production facility in Lake Salvador, LA. The release has been secured but not contained. Spill response personnel are in route and an overflight is being scheduled. USCG has requested initial trajectory.

Chlorine Gas Release, Plaquemine/Morrisonville, LA

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:00
On September 5, 2014 at 0935 CDT, Sector NOLA notified the NOAA SSC of a chlorine gas release in the vicinity of Lower Mississippi River Mile Marker #210. NOAA provided Sector NOLA with information from CAMEO, advice about safety distances, weather forecasts and modeling support.

Mystery sheen, Ballard, WA

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:00
On September 2, 2014, USCG Sector Puget Sound notified NOAA ERD of an estimated 1000 gallon sheen of mixed diesel/hydraulic/motor oil in Salmon Bay of Ballard (Seattle), WA. An OSRO is on-scene and has the sheen partially boomed.

M/V Simple, Watch Hill, CT

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:00
On August 29, 2014, a 29 foot recreational boat caught fire and sank in 100 feet of water approximately 3/4 of a mile south of the Watch Hill Lighthouse, Connecticut. 5 persons on board were rescued by a passing vessel. The vessel was carrying a maximum of 200 gallons of gasoline, much of which was suspected to have been consumed by the fire.

Ruptured Flow Line, Garden Island Bay, LA

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:00
On August 27, 2014, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC about an oil spill in Garden Island Bay, in the southeast end of the Mississippi River Delta. The oil spill was caused by a rupture in a 3 inch flowline directly below the associated wellhead’s shut off valves. The well was abandoned but the flowline contained residual oils. The USCG requested a Resources at Risk Report from NOAA.

F/V Captain Lee, 9 nm Offshore, Petit Bois Island, AL

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:00
On August 24, 2014, Sector Mobile notified NOAA that a shrimp vessel containing a potential of 10,000 gallons of #2 Diesel and 200 gal of lube oil was sinking and requested a trajectory.

M/V Pine Galaxy, Off Cape Mendocino, CA

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:00
On 13-August-2014, the 480' chemical tanker M/V PINE GALAXY carrying propylene tetramer reported an engine room fire while approximately 700NM WNW of Cape Mendocino, CA. The fire disabled the vessel but no oils or chemicals were released. The M/V PINE GALAXY was taken under tow for inspection and repairs in San Francisco Bay. The USCG requested weather forecast info in support of the towing operations and for the at-sea boarding planned by USCG personnel prior to entering the Golden Gate.

#2 Oil Release, Ohio River near Blairsville, OH

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:00
On August 19, 2014, the NOAA SSC was notified of a release of #2 fuel oil into the Ohio River that had occurred at approximately midnight the prior evening. USCG Sector Ohio Valley requested oil transport and fate analysis. Corresponds to NRC Notification #1092727

Natural gas release, Canton, IL

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:00
On August 18, 2014 NOAA ERD was contacted by the Fulton County Emergency Services Disaster Agency for support for a natural gas release in Canton, IL. ESDA requested air plume models for a ruptured underground 10 inch pipeline. The volume, rate of flow and pipeline pressure were unknown at the time of notification. The SSC is providing support to the Director of ESDA as needed.

Mystery spill report, Offshore Savannah, Ga

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00
On August 14, 2014, the NOAA SSC was notified by USCG Savannah, Georgia, that a passing vessel had observed a mystery sheen of unknown origin or type about 100 miles offshore. The USCG requested any available remote sensing imagery and photo interpretation. The material was later identified as an algal bloom and not oil.

MV Flag Gangos, Gretna, LA

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:00
On August 12, 2014, at 10:25 PM, the MV Flag Gangos collided with MV Pamisos at the dock of the International Matex Terminal, breaking some hoses on the dock and a barge. The Facility is near Mississippi River Mile Marker 97.2. On August 13, at 1:10, Coast Guard notified the NOAA SSC that the collision had resulted in a discharge of approximately 20 barrels of #6 fuel oil into the River. (NRC#1092114). The USCG requested an oil trajectory to support response operations

Kinder Morgan Sodium Hydroxide Release, Norfolk, VA

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:00
On August 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM, the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road notified the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration about an above ground storage tank failure at the Kinder Morgan Energy Terminal in Norfolk, Virginia. A tank containing approximately 900,000 gallons of 50% solution sodium hydroxide had partially ruptured resulting in the release of approximately 200,000 gallons into a bermed, contained area. USCG has requested information on reactivity if the tank collapses and product comes in direct contact with adjacent storage tanks and pipelines or if it reaches the nearby waterway.

Barge Grounding, near Ono Island, Florida

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:00
On August 7, 2014, Sector Mobile notified NOAA SSC that a barge carrying 1,500 tons of Adiponitrile was grounded and requested a trajectory. No chemical has been released, and plans are to lighter the barge and refloat it. Weather, tides, trajectory and toxicity information was provided.

Hurricane Iselle, Hawaii

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:00
On August 6, 2014, NOAA ERD opened a hotline report to capture general information regarding any pollution incidents and response activities in the Hawaii from the passage of Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio through the Hawaiian Islands.

Dolly Parton Bridge Diesel Spill, Mobile, AL

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:00
On August 5, 2014, at 10:30 pm, Sector Mobile notified the NOAA SSC of potential 200 gallon diesel spill into the Mobile River due to an accident on the Dolly Parton Bridge (I-65). NRC report#1091408. CG requested assistance determining potential location of sheen to guide morning overflight. SSC provided fate data and estimate of transit time in river.

Boat Fire, NW Neah Bay, WA

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:00
On August 3, 2014, the NOAA ERD Duty Officer was notified by the USCG Sector Seattle of a boat fire approximately 4nm NW of Neah Bay, WA. One person was rescued from the burning vessel which then exploded and burned to the waterline. The vessel broke apart and sank at last known location, no sited debris field. Vessel was a 34 foot cabin cruiser. USCG expects all fuels were consumed in the fire.

Hydraulic Fluid Spill, Ballard, WA

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:00
At approximately 1430 PT on August 1, 2014, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector Seattle about a 50 gallon hydraulic oil spill off a vessel in Ballard (Seattle), WA. It is undetermined how much oil was released to the water, however one oiled seagull has been captured. USCG and WA Dept of Ecology are responding.

I-10 Causeway Mobile Bay Rollover, Mobile, AL

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:00
On 31 July, 2014, the NOAA SSC was notified by USEPA On Scene Coordinator (FOSC) of a tanker rollover and fire on the I-10 entrance ramp along the Causeway in Mobile, AL. The tanker was carrying 2,000 gallons of diesel and 5,700 gallons of gasoline. The majority of the fuel was consumed during the fire, but runoff from the accident did enter Mobile Bay (COTP Zone) through a storm drain. The NOAA SSC has provided fate and effect information on spill to the FOSC