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M/V Genesis River / Kirby Barge collision, Houston Ship Channel, TX, USA

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:00
On May 10, 2019, the NOAA Emergency Response Division was notified by the USCG of a vessel collision at approximately 3:20pm near Houston, TX. Information is preliminary at this time, but the barge Kirby 30015 and M/V Genesis River collided in the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport Texas. The barge has a capacityof 25000 bbls (approx 1 million gallons) of a gasoline blending stock. Amount released is unknown at this time. The M/V Genesis River, loaded with butane and propane, is reportedly taking on water but not spilling any petroleum or cargo at this time. ERD is providing weather and trajectory products.

Smith Island Grounding, WA. USA

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:00
On May 09, 2019, the USCG Sector Puget Sound contacted NOAA ERD to report the grounding of a Canadian whale-watching vessel, the 4 Ever Wild, near Smith Island, WA. The maximum potential discharge was reported as 264 gallons of diesel fuel. No spill has occurred at this time. Resources at Risk were requested.

FV Masonic Grounding, Spanish Islands, Alaska

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:00
At 0200 on 7-May-2019, the FV Masonic grounded on on the Spanish Islands around Cape Decision in Southeast Alaska. The wooden hulled fishing vessel has a reported 2000 gallons of diesel and 150 gallons of lube oils onboard. There was no reported or observed discharge at the time of the report. USCG MSD Sitka is requesting a fates analysis, trajectory and resources at risk report.

ITV Cindy R, Mile Marker 8, Harvey Locks, Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, LA

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 17:00
On MAY 2, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans IMD received a report that T/V Cindy R owned and operated by Gulf South Marine Enterprises, LLC sank in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West mile marker 8 near Harvey Locks. Unknown amount was discharged into the waterway.

FV Ann Kathleen, Bandon, OR

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 17:00
On May 2, 2019, the USCG responded to a commercial fishing vessel, Ann Kathleen, on fire and aground about 9 nautical miles south of the Coquille River Bar in southern Oregon at location 42°58'35.4"N, 124°28'16.2"W. The vessel has an estimated 2000 gallons of diesel aboard. Oil discharge has not been observed nor reported.

Gray whale carcass, Port of LA/Long Beach, CA

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 17:00
On April 29, 2019, the NMFS Stranding Network Coordinator contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a gray whale carcass that had washed ashore at the Port of LA/Long Beach. 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.

Abandoned Barge Leaking, Kodiak, AK

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:00
On Apr 25, 2019, USCG Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Kodiak, Alaska, received a report of rainbow sheen emanating from a grounded, abandoned barge in Women's Bay. USCG will be hiring a salvage contractor to address the pollution potential. NOAA notification only at this time.

ISTOP Anomaly Report, Kayak Island, Alaska

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:00
On 25-Apr-2019, USCG MSU Valdez received an ISTOP (Integrated satellite tracking of pollution) report of a possible oil spill and requested NOAA analysis to determine if the possible oil will impact shoreline.

Mystery Sheen @ South Pass 60, South Pass Block 60

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 17:00
On April 23, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) called the SSC to request satellite imagery for a mystery sheen at South Pass 60. The mystery sheen was discovered during an USCG overflight to West Delta block 79A and NRC report # 1243536 was generated.

Unknown Sheen West Delta Block 79A, West Delta Block 79A

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 17:00
On April 22, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans called the SSC about an unknown sheen. Sheen color is described as 60% slightly colored, 30% silvery, and 10% barely visible. Sheen length is 4NM long and 50 feet wide. USCG requested a fate and trajectory and also 72 hours monitoring from NESDIS.

TV Aqua Loyalty, Mississippi Sound

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 17:00
On 21 April 2019, USCG Sector Mobile notified the SSC that the 817-foot Tanker Vessel Aqua Loyalty ran soft aground enroute to the Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, MS. Vessel is carrying 500K bbls of Colombian crude (API 22.6). NO REPORT of discharge. USCG is monitoring closely. No products requested at this time. Vessel was refloated

M/V Never Say Never sunk, Off Ano Nuevo, CA

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:00
On 19-APR-2019, USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC regarding the 57’ sunken pleasure craft M/V Never Say Never that was involved in a search & rescue case the previous evening. USCG requested oil fate & transport information and staff from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary requested potential vessel drift information.

Gray whale carcass, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:00
In the evening of 16-APR-2019, NMFS Stranding Network staff contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a gray whale carcass that had washed ashore near Pacifica, CA. A field necropsy is scheduled for 17-APR-2019, after which the carcass would be towed offshore. 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.

T/V Dejeanne Maria, Venice, LA 70091, USA

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 17:00
On April 15, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) received a report that Towing Vessel Dejeanne Maria hit a submerged dredge pipe and sank near the Mississippi River in Pass A Loutre with ~ 7000 gallons of diesel/lube oil onboard. The discharged amount into the waterways is unknown.

ITV Buckles MO River, Slater, MO 65349, USA

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 17:00
NOAA SSC was notified on 14 April 2019 of incident involving the grounding of the vessel ITV Buckle at Mile Marker 217.1 on the Missouri River near Saline City, MO. Vessel ran hard aground on 13 April. No apparent discharge. Vessel is carrying 8,000 gallons of diesel. USCG is requesting trajectory assessment for potential worst case discharge and resources at risk.

TPIC Crude Oil Discharge Delta Duck, 1, LA, USA

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:00
On April 10, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) notied the NOAA SSC that the TPIC Delta Duck Facility had a 6 inch transfer line ball valve fail. TPIC initially reported 3 bbl of crude oil discharged into Delta National Wildlife Refuge's unnamed canal surrounding the facility.

Partially Submerged Recreational Vessel at JSBB Marina, Mandeville, LA

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:00
On March 24, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans notified the NOAA SSC of a discharge from a partially submerged, 36-ft recreational vessel, named MISS JILLY, at The JSBB Marina, in St. Tammany Parish, LA. USCG IMD will continue to work the marina owner/operator to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

LOBO Tank Battery 1 Leak, Venice, LA

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:00
On April 1, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) notified the NOAA SSC that the LOBO Operation Inc. Tank Battery 1 in Venice, LA, had an 8 inch transfer line fail while they were shut-in. USCG estimated approximately 10 bbl of crude oil was spilled into unnamed canal. IMD will continue to work with responsible party to monitor situation.

Unknown Oil and Source at Venice Marina, Marina Rd, Venice, LA

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:00
On March 22, 2019, the US Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) received NRC Report # 1240778 reporting a mystery spill at the Venice Marina, in Plaquemines Parish, LA. The discharged product is reported to be used motor oil. USCG personnel are en route to the incident location to conduct on site assessment and investigation as to the potential source and/or cause of the discharge.

Mystery Sheen Main Pass 63, Gulf of Mexico

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 17:00
On April 1, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 4nm x 2nm silvery mystery sheen originally identified on March 29 2019. USCG requested assistance identifying this sheen in past and future NESDIS Satellite reports.