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On November 7, 2018, the NOAA SSC in New Orleans was contacted regarding a discharging wellhead in Mud Lake, Louisiana. The well head appeared to be abandoned and was observed to be spraying crude oil into the air and staining surrounding vegetation. A 500 to 600 foot rainbow sheen was observed in the vicinity of the well. USCG is requesting a fate and trajectory.
On October 30, 2018, the USCG Sector Honolulu contacted the NOAA Emergency Response Division (ERD) to request oil fate & transport for a sunken vessel F/V Wild Bunch that sank off Ewa Beach at 1200 hrs HST.
On 6-Oct-2018, the Newtok, Alaska, Tank Farm reported a home heating oil leak into secondary containment. A follow-up site inspection of the site by USCG revealed that two 12000 gallon tanks are leaning and could potentially tip over releasing 24000 gallons of home heating oil into the Kealavik (aka Newtok) River. The USCG has requested a summary of the resources at risk to a fuel spill at this site.
On October 17, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of an unknown substance from 2 barrels that were spotted on the lower Mississippi River. The USCG deployed a field team to oversee the recovery of the barrels and collect a sample of the material.
At 11:45 CDT on October 16, 2018 the NOAA SSC was notified of a 9 miles long X 3/4 miles wide mystery rainbow sheen in South Pass. USCG requested fate & trajectory.
On October 15, 2018, the USCG Lake Charles, LA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of 850-900gal of diesel fuel resulting from a vessel that reportedly grounded on the Cameron, LA Jetty. The vessel was then beached on the North End of Monkey Island. USCG requests a trajectory analysis and potential resources at risk.
On October 8, 2018, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector New Orleans regarding a passenger vessel that caught fire in Breton Sound, LA. Four crew were rescued and the vessel was left in the water until the RP conducted a survey that deemed the vessel towable. The vessel was reported to contain 3500gal of diesel fuel and 40gal of lube oil. Although there was no reported discharge at the time of the request, the USCG requests a fate and trajectory for the petroleum products on board.
This hotline was opened to capture response information for Hurricane Michael. USCG Mobile has set Port Condition X Ray for all ports and the GIWW from Gulfport to Port Panama City. At 1800c, Port condition Yankee will be put in place for all these areas as well.
On October 4, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the discharge of crude oil into the Mississippi River. The discharge occurred while workers were doing construction on an active pipeline, and source is reported secure.
On October 3, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge of oil from Hilcorp's Bay Baptiste facility into the adjacent waterway, resulting in an app. 0.5mi x25yd sheen.
At approximately 7:00 PM on Oct. 3rd a tank truck carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline turned over and ruptured on an over-pass in south Providence, spilling almost the entire load. The gasoline ran down the incline and into storm water catch basins that lead to the Providence River. The Providence Fire Department deployed an as yet unknown amount of AFFF foam and the state and US Coast Guard were notified. The Coast Guard contacted the NOAA SSC at 10:30 PM to begin discussions on tactics and impacts.