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On November 13, 2019, the 66’ recreational vessel TUSSLER sank at roughly 17.5 NM due west of La Jolla, CA. The vessel was reportedly carrying 800 gallons diesel fuel and no sheen/slick was observed when she went down. USCG Sector San Diego contacted their NOAA SSC to request trajectory support in the event the vessel leaks.
On November 9, 2019, at approximately 1730, the 33-foot, wooden-hulled vessel ONYX ran aground on Strait Island on SE Alaska. The vessel owner stated that he heard a pop and then ran the vessel aground to keep from sinking. CG helo rescued him from the rocks. The Onyx had approximately 100 gallons of Diesel; 1 gallon of hydraulic oil; 02 batteries and 03 gallons of lube oil. The USCG is requesting a trajectory and fates analysis and weather conditions for the vicinity.
On November 9, 2019, the Texas Petroleum Investment Company (TPIC) discovered a flowline Delta Farm #96 Well developed a leak and released oil into a floating marsh. Less than 1 acre of marsh has been impacted. The current estimate of discharged oil is less than 10bbs.
On November 10, 2019, the USCG Sector San Francisco notified the NOAA SSC that the F/V Miss Haley broke up and sank roughly 14 NM from shore and 28 NM WNW of Bodega Head. The max potential fuel volume on board is believed to be 17,000 gallons diesel. USCG Sector San Francisco requested oil fate & transport information due it’s location within a National Marine Sanctuary.
On November 7, 2019, MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC to request a trajectory and resources at risk analysis for a discharge of Louisiana Sweet Crude discharged from a pipeline. Discharge began approximately 2300 on November 5, 2019. Source is secure. Total discharge volume unknown at time of request.
On November 6, 2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu received notification a spill of 15 barrels of Heavy Fuel Oil in the vicinity of Piers 19 and 20 in Honolulu Harbor. The amount released was subsequently adjusted down to 2 barrels. The release was to be contained within boom. Trajectory support was requested.
On November 1, 2019, the USCG Sector Miami notified the SSC that the 65 foot wooden fishing vessel Ft Pierce Lady sank 35 miles east of Elliott Key with 1200 gallons of diesel, 22 gallons of gasoline, and 40 gallons of paint onboard. USCG requested a spill trajectory for the incident.
On Sunday, 27 October, 2019, both USCG Sector HamptonRoads and Virginia DEQ notified the NOAA SSC about an oil spill in the vicinity of Outlook Beach, located near the mouth of the James River. Both source and volume spilled are unknown. The product appears to be diesel fuel.
On October 27, 2019, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of an 8 mile mystery sheen in Breton Sound in the vicinity of the Chandeleur Islands. Later confirmed that source of sheen was a damaged TPIC wellhead 37. USFW is engaged and providing remote support. NOAA provided initial trajectory and will continue support.
On October 27, 2019, the USCG was notified of a discharge of crude oil from Whitney Oil & Gas Tank Battery 49 into the Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area.
On October 27, 2019, the Calpine Corp. in Weymouth, Ma reported to the USCG that it accidentally released 500-1000 gallons of propylene glycol into into storm drains on the property that eventually lead to the Fore River and into the Boston outer harbor. Sector Boston contacted the NOAA SSC for information on the fate and toxicity of the product.
On 10/24/2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu has notified the NOAA SSC that a 35 foot sailing vessel ran aground about 1 mile North of Olowalu Maui and is on the beach/rocks. There are approximately 150 gallons of diesel on board. They report a small discharge of either diesel or lube oil. USCG is concerned that incoming surf may cause the vessel to break up if not removed before tonight. They are en route to pump the fuel off the vessel. A trajectory and oil persistence report were requested.
On October 22, 2019, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of LPG Tanker MV EPIC BALTA on fire at Pilottown, LA near Pass a Loutre State Wildlife Management Area. USCG requesting fate and trajectory
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 1500 PDT - NOAA ERD was notified of a 55-foot fishing vessel that sank near Sandy Point Marina, Ferndale, Washington. The fuel tanks are reported to be empty and only a small sheen is observed above the sunken vessel. The Coast Guard has federalized the response. This is a notification only - no products are requested at this time.
On October 20, 2019, the USCG MSD Vicksburg (Sector Lower MS River) contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a barge collision on the MS River near mile marker (MM) 480 (about 3 miles south of Lake Providence, Louisiana). The volume of release reported at 40 barrels. The release is reportedly secured with a patch.
On October 19, 2019, crude oil spilled from a flow line into a Buras Bayou within Delta National Wildlife Refuge at Well 21. The well has been shut-in. TPIC reported a 20 ft by 5 ft sheen. Absorbent and containment boom applied. USCG requested Resources at Risk.
On October 16, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) was notified of a sheen observed by an overflight on 15OCT19 at 1504 CST, originating from a well head in Breton Sound.
On October 15, 2019, Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) received a report of a discharge of crude oil from a flare associated with the Berrwood E-5 facility, owned/operated by Hilcorp Energy, located in Southwest Pass MM 13 (E5 Canal). The incident occurred due to an unknown cause.
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1044 - USCG Sector Columbia River notified NOAA ERD of a 65-foot commercial fishing vessel carrying a maximum of 1000 gallons of diesel has sunk in the port of Garibaldi, Oregon. Cleanup is underway and Resources at Risk have been requested.
On October 10, 2019, late in the evening, the sailing vessel Quickxotic sank approximately 2 nautical miles offshore of the mouth of the San Bernard River, with 150 gallons of diesel on board. There has been no evidence of a discharge. Vessel is in the same general area as a grounded rec vessel also reported this morning. Phone support provided.