Updated: 1 min 49 sec ago
On 28JUL19 at ~ 2049 CDT NOAA RRO received a phone call from USCG Sector New Orleans IMD asking for 2 fates and trajectories for a 35 bbl and 1 - 3 bbl oil spill in Barataria Bay from a platform discharge. Sheen was seen but no dark oil at the time the NRC report was generated.
On 25-Jul-2019, USCG Sector Juneau received a notification of the M/V CATALYST running aground in the location of Windfall Harbor located on Admiralty Island and requested trajectory and fate information for a potential release of up to 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
On July 23, 2019, The M/V Silver Lining partially sank about 1.3 miles southwest of the Hood Canal Bridge in Jefferson County, WA. The vessel has 300 gals of diesel and 12 gals of oil aboard. Sheen has been observed coming from the vessel. OSRO and USCG are on site. USCG has requested information regarding environmental sensitivities at a potential salvage site.
On July 22, 2019, the USCG Sector LA/Long Beach contacted the NOAA SSC to report a possible diesel spill from a construction barge in Long Beach’s Inner Harbor. The incident occurred at 0900 hrs and had a maximum potential volume of 200 gallons diesel. Sector LA/LB requested trajectory support to aid in searching for any potentially oiled shoreline.
On July 18, 2019, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of approximately 3 bbl Louisiana sweet crude discharged from the Hilcorp Manilla Village facility in Mud Lake (NRC report 1252432). The source is secured. Approximately 2 bbls contained within hard and sorbent boom. Non recoverable sheen discovered by USCG and LOSCO on the eastern edge of Mud Lake on July 19. USCG requested trajectory.
On July 16, 2019, the USCG received reports of a 6 mile by 0.75 mile sheen approximately 6 miles south of Grand Isle, LA. Estimated quantity of release, as reported by the RP, is 5 barrels of Louisiana Sweet Crude. Release has been secured. USCG requesting fate and trajectory.
14 July 2019, near MM 22 on the Lower Mississippi River, the 35-foot towing vessel Mr. Claude sank in an unnamed bayou in the vicinity of Mega Industries fleeting area. The vessel was reported to have 100 gallons of diesel onboard. Approximately 40x20 ft dull and rainbow sheen observed around the vessel.
Hurricane Barry made landfall at Marsh Island and Intracoastal City on the southern coast of Louisiana July 13th 2019 as a Category 1 hurricane. This Hotline was opened to capture incidents related to the hurricane.
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 5, 2019, the USCG Sector UMR contacted the SSC regarding the sinking of 3 tugs at mile marker 21 on the Illinois River. Vessels were contained by boom and vents were plugged. Salvage to occur within next 5-7 days. SSC provided DOI contacts and RAR information. No further support anticipated.
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, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division received a notification about a light 2 mile sheen from an TPIC jackup rig. The sheen was in close proximity to Breton Island a known tern nesting site. USCG request an oil trajectory.
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.