Updated: 51 weeks 4 days ago
On March 3, 2016, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River regarding a damaged tug and release of approximately 200-300 gallons of marine diesel fuel within the lock and dam structure near Granite City, IL (Pool 27, Upper Mississippi River MM 184.5). Tug was transiting the lock and reportedly struck the top of the lock causing through hull damage and piercing the #1 fuel tank around 0930. Vessel is stable and secure within the lock. USCG requested product fate and initial trajectory assessment.
At 12:50 PM on February 29, 2016, the USCG Sector Hampton Roads notified the NOAA SSC about a fire at the Dozier's Marina, Urbanna, Virginia. 50 boats on fire. Pollution unknown at this time. Marina located on Urbanna Creek which is a tributary to Rappahannock River.
On February 22, 2016, USCG Sector NOLA notified the NOAA SSC about a 2 barrel crude oil release from a wellhead in the Whitney Oil & Gas Garden Island Bay complex. Dark oil is visible for approximately a 50 ft radius around the wellhead, and has been contained by boom.
On February 20, 206, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector Mobile regarding a sunken tug located approximately 238 miles south of Pensacola, FL. The tug was reportedly being towed to Venezuela and sunk overnight on February 19, 2016. Reportedly 6,000 gallons of marine diesel on board.
On February 18, 2016, the USEPA Region 4 contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a reported release from an 8-inch crude oil pipeline near Magee, MS. The incident was discovered on 16 Feb 2016. Impacted waterbodies include Okatoma Creek and associated wetlands. Release volume initially reported as 50 bbls. Release secured. EPA requested technical assistance from SSC for review of SCAT data, cleanup recommendations and spot weather forecasts.
On February 17, 2016, at 2030 local time, NOAA SSC was notified about a 700 gallon zinc bromide discharge from a Hess platform approximately 110 miles offshore of Marsh Island, LA. Sector NOLA requested fate and effects assessment, which has been completed and provided. Source is secure.
On Feb. 16, 2016, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC that the tug Emily Ann had sunk in or around the main shipping lanes into Boston Harbor. The crew was rescued. The tug sank with approximately 1800 gallons of diesel fuel. Sector Boston requested trajectory and other support.
On February 11, 2016, at 0925 local, MSU Morgan City notified NOAA SSC of a 300 gallon crude oil release from a Field Energy platform located approximately 13 miles offshore of Grand Isle, LA. Oil was released due to malfunctioning sump pump. Source is secure. Coast Guard requested trajectory to determine if shoreline impact was likely.
On February 4, 2016, the USCG Sector Baltimore and Virgina DEQ notified the NOAA SSC about an extensive sheen being observed in the Potomac River from the Ronald Reagan National Airport area downriver as far as the Wilson Bridge. Source is unknown but outfall in Roaches Run, Arlington, Virginia appears to be source of oil entering Potomac River.
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.