Updated: 9 hours 48 min ago
On October 2, 2015, the USCG Sector Columbia River contacted NOAA ERD to report the bulk carrier Global Gold struck the dock while coming into the pier resulting in a rupture in the hull 3-4 feet long on the port side of the vessel. The vessel reportedly lost up to 1100 gallons of diesel. A trajectory forecast was requested.
On September 28, 2015, the NOAA Emergency Response Division was relayed a notification from the Canadian Coast Guard of a vessel sinking in Canadian waters of the Straits of Georgia. The 18 meter (60 foot) tug boat "Harken 10" sank in the middle of the Southern Straits of Georgia this morning in approximately 1000 feet of water west of Vancouver, BC. The crew were rescued. The vessel was reported to contain approximately 5100 gallons of diesel fuel, 160 gallons of lube and 160 gallons of hydraulic oil. Because of the proximity to the U.S. border, the US Coast Guard requested a trajectory analysis.
On September 28, 2015, the USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC of an estimated 500 gallon diesel fuel spill from an underground pipeline at an assisted living facility into Nelson Bay, a waterbody in Pamlico Sound. A clean-up contractor is on scene deploying both hard boom and sorbent boom within the affected area.
On September 13, 2015, the USCG Sector New York notified the NOAA SSC about a capsized vessel off of Sandy Hook, NJ. It is a 25 foot commercial tow vessel that capsized. Vessel has as much as 150 gallons of gasoline on board. USCG requested that NOAA prepare a trajectory.
On September 13, 2015, the USCG contacted NOAA ERD regarding a vessel adrift in the North side of Bristol Bay, Alaska. The vessel was unmanned and approximately 3 miles offshore. The USCG requested a vessel drift trajectory.
On September 12, 2015, the NOAA SSC was notified by the USCG Marine Safety Unit in Morgan City, Louisiana, of a mystery sheen offshore of Grand Isle, LA. USCG requested a trajectory and evaluation of potential shoreline impact on Grand Isle and/or potential oiling of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP).
On September 4, 2015, the 49-foot fishing vessel F/V SIERRA ALLENE sank in Kelp Bay, east side of Baranof Island, Alaska. The vessel has approximately 600 gallons of diesel fuel on board. USCG Sector Juneau has requested a fates analysis and trajectory.
On September 3, 2015, the USCG District 8 notified the NOAA SSC of a collision between two towing vessels on the Lower Mississippi River at MM 937 in the vicinity of Columbus, KY. One barge of slurry oil was severely damaged and discharged one tank's entire contents. USCG requests NOAA to provide product fate and effects.
On Sept 2, 2015, the FV Pacific Venture, a wood-hulled 58’ limit seiner, grounded and subsequently rolled over in the vicinity of The Twins roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River, in Sitka, Alaska. The vessel contains approximately 600 gallons of diesel and 50 gallons of other oils. The USCG MSD Sitka requests fates analysis and trajectory.
On August 31, 2015, the USCG Marine Safety Unit in Morgan City, LA, notified the NOAA SSC about a sunken fishing vessel, F/V Richie Rich, 10 miles offshore of Point Au Fer Island, Louisiana. The vessel is reported to have approximately 4,000 gallons diesel on board. Initial reports were no pollution, but a sheen of unknown size was later reported at the same location. USCG requested a trajectory.
On August 31, 2015, the USCG Sector Delaware Bay contacted the NOAA SSC to report a spill offshore of Sea Isle, New Jersey. A broken shaft on the dredging vessel M/V ILLINOIS released an estimated 500 gallons of hydraulic fluid into the ocean. Sector Delaware Bay requested a spill trajectory.
On August 31, 2015, the NOAA SSC was notified by USCG Sector Guam regarding an oil release into a storm drain from the Piti Power Plant in Piti, Guam, following a fire and explosion at a generator. The oil released is reported to be fuel #6. The amount of oil released is unknown at this time, but believed to be a relatively small volume. The storm drain empties into an outfall that ultimately flows into Apra Harbor.
On August 28, 2015, NOAA was contacted by the USCG Sector NY Incident Management Division requesting a trajectory for a sunken fishing vessel just off Sandy Hook, NJ. The boat is not leaking at this time and the trajectory is in preparation for upcoming salvage activities. The amount of oil on board the vessel is unknown, but the suspected amount is approximately 200 gallons of diesel.
On August 22, 2015, MSU Mogan City contacted NOAA SSC requesting evaluation of and trajectory for a mystery sheen reported by platform operators in Eugene Island Block 142. Upon review of photos, oceanographer and SSC determined substance was likely not oil. As a precaution, a trajectory analysis was requested.
On August 15, USCG received a report of a diesel release at the Sitka, Alaska, Power Plant. Approximately 30,000 gallons of diesel was released to secondary containment; some diesel flowed from secondary containment into a local storm drain. Sheen and a strong odor of diesel was reported at a storm drain outfall at Eagle Beach. USCG requested a fates analysis for the diesel in secondary containment in order to estimate how much diesel was released through the storm drain.
On August 13, 2015, USCG received a report of the F/V Sheryl Ann hard aground near Spruce Island, near Kodiak, Alaska. The Sheryl Ann is a 47ft purse seine, 26GT, with 1000 gallon fuel capacity. Vessel master reports approximately 250 gallons of diesel on board at the time of the incident.
On August 11, 2015, the 86-FT Fishing Tender Egegik Spirit grounded after dragging anchor near Olsen Island, Prince William Sound, AK. The total fuel capacity is reported to be 5,000 gallons. The vessel also has approximately 94,000 lbs of fish on board. USCG Valdez requests fate and trajectory and resources at risk analysis.
On August 10, 2015, the MV Challenger with a barge in side tow, sank on the Nushagak River approximately two miles downstream of Ekwok, Alaska. The M/V Challenger is reported to have a maximum capacity of 300 gallons of diesel, with 100 gallons of diesel being reported onboard at the time of the sinking.
On August 2, 2015, the USCG Sector New York notified NOAA of an oil spill from a pipeline into the Kill Van Kull, near Bayonne, NJ. The source of the oil is a pipeline owned by IMTT. It was estimated that 350 barrels of #6 oil was released at 2200 on the night of 1 August. The company reported that most of the oil was contained in boom. The USCG requested a trajectory to help locate any uncontained oil at first light.
On August 2, 2015, the 82 foot F/V ICELANDER ran aground on Latouche Island, Alaska. Vessel has approximately 12,000-15,000 gallons of diesel on board with 200 gallons of lube oil and 250 gallons of hydraulic oil on board.