Updated: 18 hours 48 min ago
In the early morning hours of 08-Jul-2019, a fish tender/barge burned and sank at the dock in Whittier, AK. The tender/barge sank in 80 feet of water with potentially 5,500 gallons of diesel on board. There is light sheening on the water. The USCG is requesting a fates analysis and trajectory for the diesel and potential resources at risk report.
On July 1, 2019. the USCG Sector New Orleans IMD was notified of an allison that occurred between M/V Okaloosa and two barges. SSC notified. NOTIFICATION ONLY.
On June 26, 2019, USCG Sector Puget Sound contacted NOAA ERD to request a trajectory and resources at risk for a potential release from a barge carrying an estimated 3,000,000 gallons of oil that grounded at its berth at Pier 23 on Harbor Island, Seattle, Washington. This is a potential release, no spill has occurred at this time.
On the morning of June 28, 2019, a train derailed in a tunnel connecting Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, ON Canada. There are reports of 25-50 gallons of sulfuric acid being released. The leaking car has a potential of 194,000 lbs. The train also is carrying 3000 gallons of diesel, no reports of fuel being released. USCG is requesting fate and reactivity of sulfuric acid.
On June 27, 2019 at ~ 0836 CDT, the USCG Sector New Orleans incident Management Division was notified to 1500 gallon diesel discharge from a pump station number 5 in Violet, LA.
On the morning of June 26, 2019, Republic Steel reported 50 - 200 gallons of an unknown petroleum product sheening in the Black River in Lorain, OH. OSRO is on site. Notification only, no products requested.
On June 25, 2019, NOAA ERD was notified of an accidental flushing of mercury contaminated soil at a state designated hazardous waste site in Longview, WA. After a water main broke, uncontrolled water flushed through the contaminated site and entered the Columbia River. This was a notification only; no products or support are requested at this time.
On June 13, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) was notified of a sheen originating from a well head in Main Pass 32 measuring 2 nautical miles by 30 feet, silver in color, via Forefront Emergency Management.
On June 23, 2019, the USCG notified NOAA SSC of the M/V Timber Navigator grounding at MM 0 of the Lower Mississippi River. The vessel is being held in position by its port anchor and tug assist vessel. The vessel is carrying approx 190 metric tons of various fuel and hydraulic oil. No current signs of discharge.
At 1630 hrs on 22-JUN-2019 the NOAA Ship R/V Bell M Shimada observed a sheen roughly 25 NM south of Point Sur, CA and forwarded photos and location to USCG Sector San Francisco and the NOAA SSC. The USCG Duty Officer requested trajectory support to determine if the sheen might be related to a recent NOAA NESDIS Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) issued in the vicinity on 20-JUN-2019.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Fires and Explosions, 3100 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
On 21 June 2019, USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC of a fire, followed by several explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery, located in SW Philadelphia. A shelter in place has been issued and several adjacent roadways and bridges have been closed. USCG has requested smoke plume modeling support.
On June 18 2019. USCG MSU Morgan City conducted a survey of three Linder facilities. USCG has identified 37 drums, 10 five gallon buckets, 6 totes, and approximately 692 barrels of crude oil and produced water remaining on the three separate facilities. USCG requested resources at risk.
On the morning of June 17, 2019, ALGOMA NIAGARA broke free from its moorings and subsequently dropped anchor and grounded. The anchor is in the vicinity of two pipelines. There are no reports of pollution at this time. Potential of 194 bbl of liquid ethane and 275 bbl of liquid propane. USCG is requesting plume models and fate and effects.
On June 14, 2019, the Sector New Orleans IMD was notified of a mystery sheen passing through the Viosca Knoll 900 block measuring 2 nautical miles by 0.5 nautical miles, silver in color. The sheen was moving from West to East, and did not show any indication of a potential source, or that it was a continuous discharge.
On June 8, 2019, In the vicinity of mile marker 126, a collision between Bulk Carrier-M/V CENTURY QUEEN (Panama Flag) and US Towing Vessel KAYTLIN MARIE (operated by Integrity Marine) occurred. Both vessels sustained damage to their hulls, resulting in a discharge from the KAYTLIN MARIE of 8,954 gallons of diesel into the waterway.
On June 6, 2019, MSU Port Arthur reported a partially submerged shrimp vessel, F/V Alina, offshore Cameron Parish, LA, and requested a trajectory. Maximum potential 12,000 gallons diesel, extent of discharge or potential discharge unknown.
On June 4, 2019, the USCG IMD notified of a galley fire aboard the M/V SUN OF MAN while moored at pier 9 in Venice Marina. The Plaquemines Parish fire department responded and extinguished the fire. As a result of the fire, an estimated 30 gallons of diesel fuel were discharged overboard.
June 4 2019 USCG notified the NOAA SSC regarding a 1/4 mile mystery sheen in Breton Sound, LA. RP and status of release not yet known.
The NMFS Stranding Coordinator for CA contacted the NOAA SSC to report an 80’ Blue whale carcass found within the Port of Long Beach on 03-JUN-2019. No field necropsy is anticipated, so the carcass will likely be towed offshore on/about 04-JUN-2019. NMFS requested a carcass drift estimate to aid in determining how far offshore to tow the carcass so it does not re-beach in the upcoming days.
On 30-MAY-2019, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 1-3 bbl spill of crude oil during a shoreside well abandonment operation on 28-MAY-2019. USCG requested trajectory information to support shoreline assessment & cleanup activities, if needed.