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On October 30, 2018, the USCG Sector Honolulu contacted the NOAA Emergency Response Division (ERD) to request oil fate & transport for a sunken vessel F/V Wild Bunch that sank off Ewa Beach at 1200 hrs HST.
On 6-Oct-2018, the Newtok, Alaska, Tank Farm reported a home heating oil leak into secondary containment. A follow-up site inspection of the site by USCG revealed that two 12000 gallon tanks are leaning and could potentially tip over releasing 24000 gallons of home heating oil into the Kealavik (aka Newtok) River. The USCG has requested a summary of the resources at risk to a fuel spill at this site.
On October 17, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of an unknown substance from 2 barrels that were spotted on the lower Mississippi River. The USCG deployed a field team to oversee the recovery of the barrels and collect a sample of the material.
At 11:45 CDT on October 16, 2018 the NOAA SSC was notified of a 9 miles long X 3/4 miles wide mystery rainbow sheen in South Pass. USCG requested fate & trajectory.
On October 15, 2018, the USCG Lake Charles, LA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of 850-900gal of diesel fuel resulting from a vessel that reportedly grounded on the Cameron, LA Jetty. The vessel was then beached on the North End of Monkey Island. USCG requests a trajectory analysis and potential resources at risk.
On October 8, 2018, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector New Orleans regarding a passenger vessel that caught fire in Breton Sound, LA. Four crew were rescued and the vessel was left in the water until the RP conducted a survey that deemed the vessel towable. The vessel was reported to contain 3500gal of diesel fuel and 40gal of lube oil. Although there was no reported discharge at the time of the request, the USCG requests a fate and trajectory for the petroleum products on board.
This hotline was opened to capture response information for Hurricane Michael. USCG Mobile has set Port Condition X Ray for all ports and the GIWW from Gulfport to Port Panama City. At 1800c, Port condition Yankee will be put in place for all these areas as well.
On October 4, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of crude oil into the Mississippi River. The discharge occurred while workers were doing construction on an active pipeline, and source is reported secure.
On October 3, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge of oil from Hilcorp's Bay Baptiste facility into the adjacent waterway, resulting in an app. 0.5mi x25yd sheen.
At approximately 7:00 PM on Oct. 3rd a tank truck carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline turned over and ruptured on an over-pass in south Providence, spilling almost the entire load. The gasoline ran down the incline and into storm water catch basins that lead to the Providence River. The Providence Fire Department deployed an as yet unknown amount of AFFF foam and the state and US Coast Guard were notified. The Coast Guard contacted the NOAA SSC at 10:30 PM to begin discussions on tactics and impacts.
Beginning on ~28SEP2018, the USCG federalized the clean up of the Tank Battery structure and began removing oil from the structure. On 02OCT2018 @ 1230CDT it was reported that app 6-8bbls of crude oil was discharged into the water. USCG is requesting the fate and trajectory of the discharged oil.
On October 2, 2018 at 08:45 ET the F/V San Diego shrimping vessel grounded on a jetty approximately 7 miles NW of Key West. The USCG contacted the NOAA SSC requesting a fate & transport for potential discharge of 3000 gallons of marine diesel.
On 28 September, 2018 the USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the sinking of Inspected Towing Vessel, ANNE DAVIS. An estimated 150 gallons of hydraulic oil, lube oil, waste oil, and red dye diesel was discharged. It is estimated that when the vessel sank it had approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel, 100 gallons lube oil, 100 gallons of hydraulic oil, and a small amount of waste oil onboard. The USCG has requested resources at risk information and assistance with ESA emergency consultation.
On September 28, 2018, the USCG D7 reported a military F-35 crashed 1 mile west of the Marine air station in Beaufort SC off Little Barnwell Island. The aircraft had 1950 gallons of jet A fuel onboard and was in the water and on fire. NOAA has been requested to provide information pertaining to resources at risk at the crash location.
On 9/27/2018, the USCG Sector Lower MS River contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a sunken salt barge near Mile Marker (MM) 619 on the Mississippi River. The USCG requested fate and effects for the cargo of 3,000 tons of salt.
On 6-Sep-2018, Hilcorp reported a sheen incident 400 feet NE of their Granite Point oil drilling platform in Cook Inlet. The sheen is believed to be from a sunken vessel, Monarch. The USCG recovered sheen samples and would like NOAA to analyze the samples and determine the oil type.
On September 14, 2018 NOAA Fisheries' Regional Stranding Coordinator contacted ERD for information pertaining to possible locations of a deceased and drifting whale. The Regional Stranding Coordinator has requested a trajectory to help guide a search for the drifting carcass.
On September 18, 2018, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector New Orleans regarding a sheen reported around Mississippi River Mile Marker 34 by the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's office. The sheen was described to be a reddish-brown substance, potentially diesel. USCG Sector New Orleans will continue to gather information about the sheen.
On September 18, 2018, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG MSU Port Arthur regarding the collision of a Fishing Vesse off of Sabine Pass. The USCG is requesting a Fate and Trajectory in order to determine future actions regarding the vessel. No release has occurred at this time.
On September 12, 2018 at 1:44 p.m. ET, the National Response Center received a report of a potential discharge of 13,300 gallons (approximately 316.7 barrels) of diesel fuel in the Lower Mississippi River (MM 670) near Helena, AR. The incident occurred on September 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. CT when the T/V Jacob Kyle Rusthoven carrying nine (9) loaded rock barges caught fire. The crew of the vessel abandoned ship and were retrieved by a nearby vessel and three (3) of the barges broke free in the river. USCG requested initial Resources at Risk.