USCG Sector Boston contacted the NOAA SSC on the evening of 13 April 2018 regarding a dielectric fluid leak into the Mystic River in Boston, MA. The duration of the leak is unknown, but the Responsible Party has been aware of pressure fluctuations in the lines for some time. The fluid is used to cool high voltage electric lines. NOAA SSC is going on scene Saturday morning.
On April 13, 2108, the USCG Sector Ohio Valley contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a sunken vessel (UTV Charlie Wallace) at MM 980 near Cairo Bridge on Ohio River. River is closed from MM 979-981. OSRO and salvage support are enroute. Vessel carrying 1,050 gallons of diesel and 50 gallons of lube oil. No sheen reported. USCG is requesting fate and transport and RAR information.
On April 12, 2018, the Singapore-flagged vessel Pac Antares struck a wharf at Mississippi River mile marker 100.6 and punctured one of the ship's fuel tanks resulting in a discharge of High Sulfur Fuel Oil Spill. The initial worst case discharge was 114,000 gallons, but this was later revised to approximately 4200 gallons. More than 5 miles of Mississippi river is closed. Visual obs and NOAA trajectory indicate 5-6 miles currently impacted. USCG on-scene. Cleanup underway.
On April 6, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a mystery sheen reported at Mile Marker 163 of the Mississippi River. The USCG has requested a fate and trajectory analysis for the sheen.
On April 3, 2018, the USCG MSU Houma received notification from Summit Oil and Gas, LLC that a crude oil storage tank located in Bay Jacques developed a leak and subsequently discharged approximately 80 barrels of Louisiana crude . Primary and secondary containment boom deployed. Thunderstorms predicted thru the evening. NOAA providing fate/trajectory in case of storm-related breach of the containment.
On April 2, 2018, approximately 400 gallons of dielectric fluid was released from a power cable crossing the Straits of Mackinac, MI. The source spill site is approximately 400 feet offshore and covered in patchy ice. The fluid could not be secured due to the possibility of water intrusion into the cable, but the flow has been reduced to 10 gallons an hour. USCG Sault Ste. Marie has requested trajectory and resources at risk.
On March 31, 2018, a pipeline rupture at the Indonesian port city of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo, resulted in a major crude oil spill into Balikpapan Bay. The pipeline belongs to the state-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina. This Hotline has been opened to share information. NOAA has not yet been contacted for any support.
On April 1, 2108, the USCG Sector Columbia River contacted NOAA regarding an overturned fishing vessel, Mount Tamgus with approximately 3000 gallons of diesel on board and lightly sheening with a 300x500 yd sheen visible. Four personnel (all on board) were rescued from the vessel by USCG Station Tillamook, OR, small boat. Boat owner notified and working with USCG on salvage plan. Fate and trajectory analysis of diesel and vessel requested.
On March 30, 2018, the USCG Houma notified the New Orleans SSC of a discharge of approx 8bbls crude oil and 78bbls produced water from secondary containment into Dead End Well Canal, LA. Release secured and the oil is contained by boom within the canal.
On March 29, 2018, the USCG notified NOAA of a small diesel spill at Rollover Island and Rollover Bay near Port Bolivar, TX. The incident occurred when an excavator on land caught fire and released diesel into the water. The maximum case discharge is 300 gallons of diesel, and the likely amount is closer to 50-60 gallons. MSU Texas City requested a Resources at Risk.