On July 19, 2018, the USCG Morgan City contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a release of approx 17,000 gallons of ethylene glycol from a BP subsea platform line at a depth greater than 6,500 ft. Release occurred from July 11-17 approx 16 miles off shore. USCG requested anticipated product fate and potential impacts.
On June 17th, 2018, the USCG Auxiliary photographed an unknown plume in Lake Michigan off Sunderland Creek. The USCG contacted the NOAA SSC for assistance interpreting photographs.
On July 17, 2018, the USCG Sector Houma contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a sinking fishing vessel. The vessel is carrying marine diesel, and the USCG is requesting a fate and trajectory of the product. NRC# 121864.
On 13 July 2018, USCG Sector Anchorage received a report of a fuel (diesel or home heating oil) spill in Gambell, AK. The amount released is potentially 2000 to 2600 gallons. SSC support was requested to discuss site characterization and potential response options.
On July 13, 2018, USCG MSU Houma contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of crude oil from a transfer line in Terrebonne Bay due to a pinhole leak discovered at 1740CDT. The source has been reported to be secured. The USCG is requesting a fate, trajectory, and potential resources at risk.
On July 13, 2018, the USCG MSU Houma contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 3mi x 2 mi oil discharge in within Vermillion Block 228, ~60mi off shore. The discharge is believed to be from a 10mi x 8" pipeline ~120 feet below the surface of the water. The USCG is requesting a fate and trajectory.
On July 9, 2018, USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that lost containers resulting from a previous incident that took place off the coast of North Carolina in March 2018 are now spilling their contents. USCG Sector North Carolina has requested support to mitigate this threat to public safety, marine life and potentially the USS MONITOR NMS.
On July 4, 2018, the USCG Sector Honolulu has notified the NOAA SSC for the Pacific Islands that the 83-foot steel-hulled Longliner SEA GODDESS grounded early this morning off the middle of the reef runway at the Honolulu Airport. No sheen or oil release has been observed or reported at this time. The vessel is reported to be carrying 8000 gallons of diesel and 500 gallons of oily waste. A trajectory analyses in the event of release was requested.