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On January 27, 2016, the USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River contacted the NOAA SSC regarding report of train derailment 3 miles south of Brownsville, MN in MS River. Unknown number of cars derailed, 6 cars in the water, 3 fully submerged, 2 partially submerged, unknown amount leaking. Product reported as vegetable oil sweetener or shortening. USCG requesting support for product F&E, trajectory, RAR, etc. as needed.
On January 26, 2016, the USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC of an oil spill that took place in the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA near the 2400 block of Market Street. A sensor on the emergency generator at a Century Link facility caused an overflow of the diesel fuel. An estimated 4200 gal of diesel discharged from a generator starting between Wednesday, 20 January and Friday, 22 January. USCG has requested a trajectory.
On January 26, 2016, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of a collision between two tows in vicinity of Mile Marker 130 on the lower Mississippi River. One of the tows included two (2) barges with cargoes of caustic soda (sodium hydroxide, NaOH), one of which capsized. USCG requested initial chemical hazard assessment for the known contents of the overturned barge.
On January 26, 2016, USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River notified the NOAA SSC of a barge grounding on Arkansas River (MM82). M/V CONCORDIA with 6 barges in tow (2 loaded dry cargo, 1 empty dry cargo, 1 loaded R/F molasses, 02 empty R/F (previous cargo oil) stated that they were traveling upbound on the Arkansas River at MM 82 when they touched bottom resulting in damage and flooding of one barge loaded with dry Urea. USCG requested product hazard information and resources at risk assessment.
On January 25, 2016, the USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River notified the NOAA SSC regarding a sunken barge containing liquid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) at River Mile Marker 501 on the Mississippi River. Information regarding potential fate and effects of product release was requested.
On January 25, 2016, the 39 meter (106 ft) Super Yacht Serena III sank 13 nautical miles off Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1200 feet of water. The USCG responded and rescued all 13 passengers without any injuries. The vessel sank with 7000 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. USCG requested trajectory forecast and weather.
On January 21, 2016, the USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River notified the NOAA for assistance with the UTV THOMAS KAY allision with the Vicksburg, Mississippi railroad bridge at approximately MM 435.7. One of the nineteen barges was reported damaged and carrying ethanol.
On January 21, 2016, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River regarding a barge allision with a bridge. The UTV AMY FRANCES was pushing barges southbound when it struck Natchez bridge (Hwy 84) in the vicinity of MM 363, LMR. Two tanks on barge sustained damage. USCG requested on-scene SSC support and product fate and effect, Resources at Risk, and assistance with emergency notifications.
On January 20, 2016, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC about a release of anhydrous ammonia from a tank at the PCS Nitrogen Facility, at Geismer, LA. USCG requested a potential release plume trajectory from NOAA.
On January 20, 2016, the USCG Sector New Orleans notified the NOAA SSC that approximately 15 barges in a fleeting area at River Mile 52 of the Mississippi River had broken loose from their moorings and collided with nearby vessels. One barge carrying either coal or petroleum coke sank mid-channel, and another has been pushed into the bank. Sector NOLA requested advice on fate, toxicity, and effects for these products.
On January 15, 2015, a tug and barge allided with the transfer barge at the Stone Oil dock in New Orleans, LA, discharging approximately 20 gallons of #6 fuel oil from inactive transfer arms which were sheared off in the allision. USCG requested a trajectory analysis.
On January 14, 2016, the NOAA SSC for Hawaii was notified that two military helicopters had downed approximately 1.5 nm offshore of Haleiwa, Oahu. Each aircraft is presumed to have had about 2000 gallons of JP5 fuel aboard. USCG Sector Honolulu has requested forecasts of the oil trajectory, oil persistence, and likelihood of shoreline impacts.
On January 13, 2016, the FV Yankee, a 38 foot commercial fishing vessel, ran aground 15 NM N of Sitka, Alaska in Neva Strait. USCG Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Sitka is currently conducting a survey of the grounding site. The USCG has requested trajectory and fates analysis and an ESA Section 7 consultation.
On January 12, 2016, the NOAA SSC received a request from USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River for support on product fate and potential downstream impacts from release of denatured alcohol (ethanol) from a barge allision with the Helena Highway Bridge at mile marker 661.7 on the Lower Mississippi River.
On January 2, 2016, the USCG Sector New York notified the NOAA SSC about a leak of dielectric fluid (no polychlorinated biphenyls) from a submerged active high power voltage line that runs between Manhattan, NY and Hudson County, NJ. Sector New York requested trajectory from NOAA.
On December 30, 2015, the USCG MSU Texas City contacted the NOAA SSC to request assistance in locating a tug that sank in the channel between Pelican Island and Galveston Island on December 27. Efforts to locate the vessel, which may be obstructing the channel, have been unsuccessful up to this point. Based on a current analysis using data from PORTS, NOAA provided input on possible locations of the vessel.
On December 29, 2015, MSU Port Arthur notified NOAA SSC of a pipeline leak of crude oil approximately 12 miles offshore of Sabine Pass, Texas. Pipeline has been shut in. An estimated 37 gallons was released, producing a 2 mile x 250 ft sheen. A trajectory has been requested.
On December 21, 2015 the USCG Marine Safety Unit in Morgan City, LA, notified the NOAA SSC of a leak in a 12-in offshore pipeline carrying Louisiana Sweet Crude and produced water. The operator has shut in pipe, is bleeding down pressure, and deploying recovery assets. An 0.5 mile X 150 ft sheen has been reported. Location is approximately 45 miles offshore. Trajectory requested and in progress.
On December 14, 2015, two 110-foot tugboats came loose from their moorings in Sweeper Cove in the City of Adak when the pier they were moored to collapsed in a storm. Both tugs are currently soft aground at the jetty in Sweeper Cove. Amount of fuel onboard, if any, is unknown. The USCG Sector Anchorage requested a long-term weather forecast.
On December 14, 2015, the NOAA SSC was informed of a vessel collision on Lower MS River. The tug M/V Strait sank after colliding with an asphalt barge. The USCG requested fate and trajectory for fuel on the tug.