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Diesel Spill Cockler Point, Venice, LA , USA

Incident News - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 17:00
On April 10, 2021, the USCG Sector Nola was notified of a 500-gallon marine diesel spill from a 2in transfer line at a Whitney facility. The spill is located in an unnamed canal east of Southwest Pass. The source is secured. Roseau cane in the immediate area of the spill is impacted. USCG requested trajectory, resources at risk, and on-site support Sunday morning.

Hilcorp Natural Gas Pipeline Leak, Cook Inlet, AK

Incident News - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 17:00
On 1-Apr-2021, Sector Anchorage reported that a natural gas pipeline in Cook Inlet ruptured and is releasing gas into the water and it is bubbling at the surface. This is a Hilcorp pipeline from Nikiski to Platform A. Sector is seeking information to understand the gas release and associated hazards to natural resources and the environment.

Quartermaster Yacht Club, Vashon Island, WA

Incident News - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 17:00
On March 29, 2021, the USCG Sector Puget Sound notified the NOAA SSC that two 45’ yachts, the Lady CJ and Soulmate, caught on fire and sank at the Quartermaster Yacht Club, Vashon Island, WA at approximately 0430 local time. There is potential for approximately 300 gallons of diesel and 300 gallons of gasoline. Oil is visibly surfacing from the vessels and has spread throughout the harbor. The USCG requested a trajectory and a resources-at-risk analysis.

<a href="/hazardous-waste/western-port-angeles-harbor">Western Port Angeles Harbor</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Hazardous Waste Site | Port Angeles, WA | Early 1900s to present What Happened?

<a href="/oil-spills/apl-buskin-river">APL Buskin River</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37

Oil Spill | Kodiak, Alaska | March 15-16 2019

What Happened?

On March 15-16, 2019, an oil spill occurred due to a leak in a fuel line to a refrigeration unit at an American President Lines LTD (APL) yard in Kodiak, Alaska.

An estimated 1,369-gallons of oil from the leaking diesel tank entered the Lake Louise Tributary, the Buskin River, and St. Paul Harbor. The impacted area includes migratory fish habitat, and riverine, estuarine, and marine habitats, the Buskin River State Recreation Site, and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

<a href="/hazardous-waste/st-louis-river-us-steel-site">St. Louis River U.S. Steel Site</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Hazardous Waste Site | Duluth, Minnesota| Early 1900s - Present What Happened?

<a href="/hazardous-waste/exxonmobil-former-fertilizer-plants">ExxonMobil Former Fertilizer Plants</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Hazardous Waste Site | Charleston, SC | 1900-1943 What Happened?

In the early 1860’s, substantial outcroppings of phosphate rock were discovered in Charleston, SC, along the banks of the Ashley River and other areas of coastal South Carolina.

At that time, the environmental impacts of commercial fertilizers and superphosphates were largely unknown.

Due to the development of production processes and increased demand for superior fertilizers, by 1884 the phosphate fertilizer industry was arguably the largest and most important industry in South Carolina.  

<a href="/hazardous-waste/atlantic-wood">Atlantic Wood</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Hazardous Waste Site, Portsmouth, Virginia, | 1926 – 1992  What Happened?

The Atlantic Wood Industries Superfund Site consists of approximately 50 acres of land on the industrialized waterfront in Portsmouth, Virginia and over 30 acres of contaminated sediments in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

From 1926 to 1992, a wood-treating facility at the Atlantic Wood Industries site released both creosote and pentachlorophenol from treatment operations, storage of treated wood, and disposal of waste.

<a href="/oil-spills/taylor-energy">Taylor Energy</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Oil Spill | Gulf of Mexico off Mississippi River Delta | September 2004 What Happened?

In September of 2004, Taylor Energy’s MC20 oil production platform collapsed and sank in a mudslide during or after Hurricane Ivan. Parts of the platform and piping were buried under the sediments.

The platform was located in the Gulf of Mexico, thirteen miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River.  More than a decade later, crude oil continues to discharge from the well site and surface on the Gulf waters.

<a href="/oil-spills/tug-powhatan">Tug Powhatan</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Oil Spill | Sitka, Alaska | April 19, 2017 What Happened?

On April 19, 2017 an out of service tugboat, the Tug Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug & Barge, sank for unknown reasons from its dock in Starrigavan Bay near Sitka, Alaska. After sinking, the tug slid downslope and came to rest approximately 320 yards offshore in 160-180 feet of water.

<a href="/hazardous-waste/bailey-waste-disposal-site">Bailey Waste Disposal Site</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37

In Orange County, Texas, parts of the Sabine Lake/Neeches River Estuary were contaminated by industrial and municipal waste disposal, including sludge from local petrochemical industries, starting in the 1960s. Industrial waste disposal was discontinued in the late 1960s, but municipal and construction wastes were accepted until about 1971. In 1986, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added the site to the National Priorities List, based on the release or threatened release of hazardous substances, making it a priority site for investigation and potential clean-up the Superfund law.

<a href="/oil-spills/shell-green-canyon-248">Shell Green Canyon 248</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37

On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a crude oil spill discharged from a Shell Offshore, Inc. wellhead flow line in the Green Canyon Block 248 subsea oil production system. This system is located approximately 97 miles off south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana. The oil leaked from a piping system used to transport oil from a production well on the seafloor. Shell reported to DOI’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement that the incident resulted in an estimated discharge of 1,926 barrels of oil, or 80,892 gallons, into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

<a href="/hazardous-waste/dupont-beaumont">Dupont Beaumont</a>

Case Pages on DARRP - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 15:37
Hazardous Waste Site | Beaumont, TX | 1954 to 2007 What Happened?

F/V Captain 72 Aground, Offshore Cameron Parish, LA

Incident News - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 17:00
On March 26, 2021, the F/V Captain 72 struck a submerged object and began taking on water, eventually settling just offshore of Cameron Parish, LA. All three crew members on board were safely removed from the vessel. The vessel was carrying approximately 500 gallons of marine diesel fuel ( NRC #1301360). It was inbound, with a catch of shrimp. A sheen was noted on the water when the crew was removed. MSU Lake Charles contacted the NOAA SSC and requested fate and trajectory.

Brunswick East River Mystery Sheen, Brunswick, GA

Incident News - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 17:00
On March 26, 2021, the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah personnel contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a recurring mystery sheen emanating from the bank of the East River in Brunswick, Georgia. The NOAA SSC provided resources at risk information.

Barge BRIDGEPORT Mayport, FL, Jacksonville, FL

Incident News - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 17:00
On March 23, 2021, The barge Bridgeport grounded 1 nm south of the entrance channel to the St Johns River. Early reports received indicate the barge was holed and was taking on water. The barge is unmanned and has 930 gallons of diesel fuel onboard for operation of machinery. The cargo onboard is reported to be 28 million pounds of fly ash (also 14383.53 short tons or 28757060 pounds). The USCG has a CG Cutter on scene to maintain a safety zone. One tug ist onscene and another is enroute. It is reported that the pilot will not allow inbound or outbound shipping until the barge is removed. Salvers are enroute.

48' Fishing Vessel Sunk, La Push, WA

Incident News - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 17:00
On March 20, 2021, USCG Sector Puget Sound contacted SSC about a Search and Rescue case, a 48’ sport fishing vessel (name unknown) sunk in approximately 150 feet (25 fathoms) of water near La Push, WA; three people on board were rescued. It is unknown the quantity of fuel or if there is a leak, the USCG has an overflight scheduled to look for a sheen. A resources at risk and trajectory and fate are requested.

MY La Dolce Vita, Monroe County, FL, USA

Incident News - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 17:00
On March 16, 2021, the 100-foot Yacht La Dolce Vita had a fire and explosion near the Marquesas in the Florida Keys. The USCG D7 requested the NOAA SSC to attend a conference call to discuss a proposed salvage plan. The vessel has burned to the waterline and has been drifting partially submerged while being monitored and boomed. USCG has worked through the National Marine Sanctuaries and obtained a resources at risk from the Florida State Scientific Support Coordinator. It is thought the vessel had between 1200 and 4500 gallons of diesel aboard.

Mystery Spill SW Pass, Gulf of Mexico

Incident News - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 17:00
USCG contacted NOAA SSC on 17 MAR 2021 for assistance in identifying the source of a mystery sheen near SW pass. SSC recommended a satellite imagery analysis request be sent to NESDIS. NESDIS generated an MPSR identifying both the anomaly and suspect vessel.

Gray whale carcass, Dockweiler Beach, Venice, CA

Incident News - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 17:00
Late afternoon on 17-MAR-2021, NMFS Stranding Coordinator in CA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 30’ gray whale in poor health and in the process of stranding on Dockweiler Beach near LAX airport. The whale died overnight and the carcass may be towed offshore early afternoon today (18-MAR-2021). NMFS requested a carcass drift estimate to aid in determining how far offshore to tow the carcass so it does not re-beach in the upcoming days.


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