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On August 15, 2017, the USCG Sector Long Island Sound contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a mystery sheen reported by USCG Air Station Cape Cod south of Block Island, RI. CG is requesting hindcast information. The sheen does not align with any charted wrecks.
On August 14, 2017, the USCG Sector Houston Galveston contacted the NOAA RRO regarding an Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) provided by NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NOAA/NESDIS) . Observations from AUG 13, 2017 2017 showed an anomaly (potential spill) approximately 94 nautical miles (NM) Se off the coast of Texas.
On August 5, 2017, the FV Akutan left Dillingham, AK, reportedly on its way to Seattle. The vessel began having mechanical issues and headed to Dutch Harbor. They made it in to Captains Bay on August 7th by their own power, but because of the vessel issues, the Coast Guard escorted them in. The vessel currently remains at anchor and is disabled in Captains Bay approximately 2 miles southeast of Westward Seafoods. USCG has requested a ESA Section 7 consultation.
On August 10, 2017, the 51-foot F/V Stoic struck a rocky outcrop and capsized off of Siwash Bay in Unakwik Inlet, AK. Four people were on board, but they made it to the skiff, and were picked up by a good Samaritan vessel. The potential diesel fuel is 1,000 gallons, but the actual amount onboard is unknown.
At 2340 on August 9th, 2017, M/V Calumet a 629-foot cargo ship ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River. No reported damage, injuries, or pollution. USCG Sector Sault Ste. Marie contacted the NOAA SSC to request trajectory and resources at risk for the potential release of 105,000 gals of #2 Diesel fuel.
On August 6, 2017, the commercial fishing vessel CONFIDENCE , a 48.8' seine vessel, grounded in Neva Strait near Sitka, Alaska. Vessel fuel capacity is 1500 gallons and the owner estimates there is approximately 600 gallons of diesel fuel aboard. Additionally, vessel has an estimated 70K pounds of catch aboard. The NOAA SSC has been working with DOI and Trust resource agencies on a fish disposal plan
On August 8, 2017, Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a satellite "anomaly" or potential spill detected in Mississippi Canyon 20 by the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Oceanmap program. Reports provided.
On August 6, 2017, the USCG Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach contacted the NOAA SSC to request hazard information for a release of propyl acetate (UN/NA 1276) on the deck of the container ship MV Harbour Bridge. The ship is currently moored along southern face of Pier G. A puncture in a 20-foot ISO tank resulted in product was spilled onto the deck and some product may have entered the water. Eleven crewmembers were reportedly having difficulty breathing and one fire fighter has been sent to the hospital.
On August 5, 2017, USCG Sector New Orleans IMD contacted the NOAA SSC for evaluation of the potential source of a mystery sheen reported in Viosca Knoll Block 983.
On 4-Aug-2017, the F/V All In capsized off the south end of Knight Island. Vessel is not drifting; it is in shallow waters, and the mast is reportedly touching the bottom. There is approximately 400 gallons of diesel on board (max potential of 1500 gal of diesel), but there is no release reported at this time. The USCG MSO Valdez is requesting a fates analysis, trajectory, and resources at risk report.
On August 3, 2017, the USCG Sector Mobile notified the NOAA SSC of an incident involving a barge carrying 2500 tons of anhydrous ammonia. Barge reportedly caught fire and was cut from tow. Barge is adrift NE of Cat Island (Miss. Sound) south of Pass Christian, MS. USCG is requesting support on hazard analysis.
On July 30, 2017, the YNG 15, an old WWII era barge which sits at West Dock in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, was discovered to be leaking an unknown material. The barge has been there for 20-plus years without use. The USCG has hired a contractor to assess and evaluate the potential threat. Sector Anchorage has requested a resources at risk report and a Section 7 evaluation.
On July 31, 2017, the Emergency Response Division received a request from the National Marine Fisheries Service for help locating a lost fisheries research buoy adrift in the central Pacific.
On July 24, 2017, the USCG MSD Kodiak contacted the NOAA Duty Officer regarding a fishing tender that capsized near Kodiak, Alaska at 1700 AK time. The crew of the FV Grayling were rescued but vessel is adrift. The USCG requested a vessel drift analysis and trajectory for the 400 gallons of diesel fuel.
On July 17, 2017, the USCG Sector Key West notified the NOAA SSC that a tank truck had overturned releasing an estimated 2600 gallons of gasoline into the water next to the roadway at Fiesta Key, FL. A local contractor is on scene to remove remaining fuel and conduct cleanup. USCG requested a NOAA resources at risk analysis.
On July 15, 2017, an offshore platform operated by Noble Energy on behalf of Murphy Energy discharged between 200 and 2,000 gallons of South Louisiana crude (NRC#11842190. Source is secure. The USCG MSU Morgan City contacted NOAA SSC and requested trajectory and resources at risk.
On July 10th, 2017, NOAA SSC was contacted by EPA Region 10 FOSC for assistance in a hazardous material removal action near the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. A warehouse containing asbestos materials located on an approximately 280-foot by 280-foot plot situated between North River Street and the Willamette River caught fire. As the emergency response shifts to cleanup and removal, the FOSC is requesting information regarding ESA listed species and Resources at Risk in the area.
On July 10, 2017, the NOAA SSC was notified by the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) of an anomaly on satellite images in Nantucket Sound that may be from oil sheen from one of several historic wrecks in the region.
On July 9, 2017, the US Coast Guard MSU Paducah (Sector Ohio Valley) contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the UTV Eric Henry which struck the dike on the right descending bank on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, IL. The engine room flooded and the vessel sank near Mile Marker 13.5. Vessel was carrying 78,893 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,600 gallons of lube oil. USCG is requesting trajectory analysis for worst case discharge.
On July 5, 2017, the USCG MSU Portland, OR, contacted NOAA with a report of a discharge of an unknown oily substance due to a sinking fishing boat on the Hoquiam River. The cause of the sinking was due to a dilapidated dock were the vessel was moored. USCG requested weather and tide information to support cleanup and salvage operations.