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On January 19, 2020, the USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a pilot report of a possible sheen off northern CA coast, roughly 29 miles upcoast from Bodega Bay, CA. USCG requested trajectory support.
On January 16, 2020, the USCG MSD Dutch Harbor reported than a LifeMed airplane crashed into the water off the north end of the Dutch Harbor runway into Unalaska Bay. All souls were rescued The fuselage has sunk and is actively sheening. Potential of 500 gallons of Av Gas onboard. USCG has requested a trajectory and fates analysis.
On January 14, 2020, the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy's Pride capsized after a collision with the 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune near the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas. Two fishermen were rescued. The search for the remaining two fishermen is ongoing. Potential 14,000 gallons red-dyed diesel, tanks compromised at time of impact. USCG requested trajectory and resources at risk. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
On January 1, 2020, the USCG MSD Kodiak received notification of the FV Scandies Rose sinking due to high winds and heavy seas. It is unknown if there is a discharge at this time. Potential fuels on board include 120,000 gallons of diesel, 1200 gallons of lube oils, and 650 gallons of other oils. USCG is requesting a fates and trajectory analysis for a potential release.
On December 20, 2019, the USCG Station Coos Bay, Oregon, called the NOAA Emergency Response Division to request an air plume model for a potential ammonia release. A seafood processing facility at the Port is on fire and there is concern about a 300 lb ammonia cylinder. Status of the tank is unknown. Area being evacuated. Hazmat team en route.
On December 19, 2019, the 52' F/V MANDY JANE was the subject of a search & rescue operation and sank about 12 NM WSW of the Golden Gate Bridge (37° 44.35N, 122° 43.08 W). USCG Sector San Francisco contacted the NOAA SSC to request oil fate & trajectory support.
On December 17, 2019, the USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC about a fire that took place on 16 December 2019 at the Seaview Harbor Marine, Great Egg Harbor, NJ. Two vessels caught fire which resulted in the release of approximately 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
On the evening of December 15, 2019, M/V TECUMSEH was reported to be on fire in the vicinity of Zug Island on the Canadian side of the border. The vessel has 42,000 gallons of diesel on board. USCG is requesting a trajectory.
On December 15, 2019, NOAA ERD was notified of an allision between a 741-foot LPG carrier and a pier in Ferndale, WA. The allision occurred at 0445 PST and the damaged vessel was carrying a reported 33,000 tons of propane/butane. The water surrounding the vessel is reported to be free of sheen and NOAA support is not requested at this time (notification only).
On December 14, 2019, at approximately 0733 hrs, Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) received NRC#1266407 reporting of approximately 23-25 bbls of crude oil discharged from a broken reducer on the discharge side of a pump, which serviced a 2” flowline between the Dry Oil Tank and storage barge at the Tank Battery 49 facility, located in Garden Island Bay in Plaquemines Parish. SSC Notified
On the morning of December 8, 2019, Barge Ironmaster and Tug Anglian Lady ran aground near the border in Lake St. Clair. 3,500L of diesel on board. No spill observed. CANUSLAK Notification/Activation at 1800 10 Dec.
December 09, 2019 - Washington State Department of Ecology notified NOAA ERD of an approximately 500 gallon diesel release from a rail car over 11 miles of track near the Columbia River. EPA is the federal response agency.
At 10:45 am on 9 Dec. 2019, USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that the 100 foot long, F/V SEA ANGELS, was hard aground in Brown's Inlet, Onslow, County (near Swansboro), NC. Vessel is listing and taking waves over its side. Vessel has 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. No reports of any pollution or sheen reported at this time. USCG requested a NOAA GNOME trajectory.
On December 4, 2019, the USCG received a report of a pipeline spill due to equipment failure in Lake Pelto. USCG pollution responders are on site assessing the situation. NRC# 1265477.
On the morning of 30-NOV-2019, the 33ft Pleasure Craft MARCHELLE ran aground on the west side of Catalina Island (near Two Harbors) with a maximum potential of 800 Gallons of diesel on board. At the time, a 1/4 mile sheen was observed leading to the west at high tide. On the morning of 02-DEC-2019, USCG Sector LA/Long Beach contacted the NOAA SSC to request a worst case (800 gallon) trajectory estimate in the event a release occurs during salvage operations scheduled for 1300 hrs on 02-DEC-2019.
On November 27, 2019, a tank at the TPC facility in Port Neches, TX exploded. Current reports indicate the tank contained butadiene. Facility caught fire. MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC to request air plume model. NOAA SSC has coordinated with NWS Lake Charles, and provided Hysplit model to MSU Port Arthur, along with chemical information for butadiene.
On 22-Nov-2019, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) reported a diesel fuel release at the Kitoi Bay Fish Hatchery in kodiak. The fuel leak was detected on 20-Nov during a fuel transfer to an underground storage tank. The release is estimated to be from 200 to 1000 gallons. MSD Kodiak is leading the case for the USCG.
On 17 November, 2019, the USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that they were responding to the allision of the tugboat, Miss Bonnie with the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet. The incident occurred around noontime today. The tugboat has an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:14 AM - An estimated 20 gallons of Alaska North Slope Crude was spilled onto the deck of a barge during transfer operations in North Puget Sound, Washington. It was estimated that 5 gallons entered the water. On Sunday morning, Washington State's Department of Ecology gave final approval of the cleanup. Investigation into root cause is ongoing.
ON November 14, 2019, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment Port Arthur received a report of a tug & barge colliding with the Offshore Vessel BOTRUC 22 outside of Sabine Pass, TX. No spill was reported from the tug & barge, but the OSV reportedly spilled 700 gallons diesel from a tank with the maximum capacity of 6,000 gallons. USCG requested oil fate & general direction information.