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On January 16, 2018, the F/V Amvina, carrying an estimated 10,000 gallons of marine diesel was anchored approximately 15 miles offshore of Cameron Parish, LA, prior to passage of a strong northern front. Following the storm, owners were unable to locate the vessel. On January 19, 2018, MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC to evaluate impact if fuel was discharged. Vessel has not yet been located, and may have sank.
On January 19, 2018, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC that a small amount of diesel has been observed in the ice of Essex Village CT, source unknown. The NOAA SSC was contacted for advice relating to oil behavior in ice and future steps.
On January 6, 2018, the 900 foot Tanker MV Sanchi collided with the cargo ship CF Crystal in the East China Sea approximately 160 nautical miles off Shanghai, China. The MV Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes (960,000 barrels) of a light condensate oil cargo and an estimated 1000 tonnes of bunker fuel oil. The Sanchi caught fire and after drifting into the Japanese EEZ, it finally sank on January 14, 2018. This hotline has been opened to capture information but at this time NOAA ERD support has not been requested .
On January 15, 2018 , the USCG Sector New Orleans Contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a discharge of crude oil from a storage tank into the Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The leak was reportedly due to a a malfunction of a tank overfill alarm. Source reported secure and clean up and recovery in process.
On January 12, 2018, the USCG notified the Alaska SSC of a planned oil and hazmat removal operation from a moored vessel in Gastineau Channel, Juneau, AK. An estimated 3,000 gallons of oil and oily mixtures will be removed from the semi-permanently moored vessel. A discharge has not occurred. The USCG Sector Juneau requested a Resources at Risk.
On January 10, 2018, the USCG Sector Ohio Valley (MSU Huntington) contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge of oil from a partially sunken towing vessel in the Big Sandy River approximately 7.8 miles upstream from the Ohio River (at Catlettsburg, WV). The 140 foot vessel sank with 4,000 gallons of bilge oil and 500 gallons of diesel on board. USCG is seeking trajectory and fate information.
On January 4, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a discharge of No.6 Fuel oil into the Mississippi River. The source is reported as secured. USCG requested trajectory and fate of the product.
On January 3, 2018, the USCG Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Paducah (Sector Ohio Valley) contacted the NOAA SSC regarding an incident involving three barges near MM 923 on Ohio River. Two barges are loaded with 9,000 barrels of methanol and one has 9,000 barrels of styrene. The barge string is hard aground near Smithland, KY. No release reported. USCG is requesting chemical property information and standby for possible response support.
On January 2, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a discharge from a Hilcorp energy facility located in Bastian Bay, Louisiana. The discharge was due to the failure of a valve on a bulk separator. The exact details of the sump and drainage system failure, as well as the secondary containment failure, are still under investigation. USCG estimated the total amount discharged to be approximately 8 BBLs, with 4 BBLs reaching the waterway and the remainder contained within the facility's secondary containment.
On December 29, 2017, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a mystery sheen observed during an overflight. The Sheen was described a 2mi x 20yd with a leading edge heading toward the SW. The USCG has requested a trajectory and fate for the sheen.
On December 28th, 2017, the USCG Sector Buffalo contacted the NOAA Great Lakes SSC about the 623-foot motor vessel M/V PACIFIC HURON, that ran aground late Wednesday (12/26) in the Saint Lawrence Seaway near Wellesley Island, New York. There are no reported injuries to the crew, and no reported leaks, pollution, or flooding on the vessel. Products aboard are 91.9 tons of Heavy Fuel Oil, 54.7 tons of Diesel Fuel, and 19,680.2 Metric Tons of Soybeans. Sector Buffalo is requesting resources-at-risk and a trajectory in the event of a discharge.
On December 24, 2017, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a mystery sheen in Breton Sound, Lousiana. A marine pollution surveillance report (MPSR) from NOAA NESDIS noted an anomaly emanating from a structure in Breton Sound #53. Upon investigation, the discharge was determined to originate at a decommissioned oil production platform previously owned and operated by Century Exploration. The discharge was observed to be active with emulsified oil and silvery sheen beneath the platform, and measured by satellite imagery to be 03 NM x 0.05 NM.
On December 22, 2017, the USCG Sector Mobile contacted NOAA regarding a capsized vessel located in the Mississippi Sound approximately 2 miles south of Bayou LaBatre. The vessel is aground in approximately 9ft of water and is lying on her starboard side. Vessel owner plugged fuel vent on port side. Approximately 15,000 gallons of diesel on board. Owner plans to salvage vessel as early as Wednesday (12/27). USCG is seeking trajectory and fate and effect for possible discharge.
On December 18, 2017, the EPA contacted the NOAA Northwest Region SSC regarding a tanker truck crash at milepost 64 on North Santiam Hwy (OR-22) that resulted in release of 11,500 gallons of unleaded fuel. The EPA requested Resources At Risk (RAR) analysis of any NOAA managed ESA-listed species in the vicinity of the spill, and any associated toxicity information from unleaded fuel on RAR present.
On December 15, 2017, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA Regional Response Officer regarding a mystery sheen reported on 14DEC2017 @ 1121CST. The sheen was characterized as 100% rainbow ~2mi x 15yrds in length. USCG requested a trajectory analysis as well as satellite imagery, if any exists.
On December 8, 2017, the sailing boat Liberty Star reported to the USCG Sector Northern New England that she was taking on water and sinking. All souls rescued. The boat had less than 100 gallons of diesel fuel on board.
On December 5, 2017, the USCG MSU Houma contacted the New Orleans SSC contacted by regarding a potential request to conduct an in-situ burn in Bayou Perot for an 8" TPIC pipeline that released approximately 50 barrels of crude oil into a floating marsh south of Lake Salvador. The affected area is approximately 65 yards in diameter.
On December 3, 2017, the NOAA SSC received notification from USCG Sector Hampton Roads about a #6 oil spill during a fuel transfer operation aboard the bulk carrier, Jupiter, in the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, Virginia. USCG requested resources at risk description.
On December 2, 2017, the NOAA Duty Officer was notified by USCG of a vessel that washed ashore approximately 3.5 miles south of Cannon Beach, OR, in position 45-50.47N/123-57.78W. Search and rescue team deployed but no personnel found, and no boat owner identified at this point. Light sheening was observed in vicinity of vessel. Resources at Risk information requested.
On November 30, 2017, the USCG MSU Morgan City contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of diesel fuel from a tank on an offshore rig in the Gulf Of Mexico. The tank was ruptured when a boom crane fell from the rig and punctured the tank. USCG is requested a trajectory and fate of the sheen