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Sheen Report; off Huntington Beach, CA

Thu, 03/07/2024 - 16:00
On the morning of 08-MAR-2024, USCG Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC to request support for a 2.5 mile by 1.5 mile "sheen" about 2 miles off of Bolsa Chica wetlands. USCG requested trajectory support for potential impacts to local resources at risk.

Request for Whale Carcass Drift Analysis off the North Carolina Coast

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 16:00
On March 5, 2024, NOAA Fisheries Southeast contacted the NOAA SSC requesting a drift analysis for a 30-foot humpback whale carcass floating approximately 25 miles off the North Carolina coast, in the vicinity of the Outer Banks. The SSC contacted the ERD Oceanographer on call with the request.

Diesel Spill on Ice at Nanushuk Operations Pad; North Slope, AK

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 16:00
Alaska SOSC and EPA FOSC contacted the Alaska SSC via email regarding a request from an RP to use in situ burning for a small volume of diesel fuel in ice. The RP reported that 10-gallons of diesel spilled onto a ice pad constructed on top of a frozen tundra pond. Some of the diesel drained deeper into the ice via ice cracks.

Sunken Recreational Vessel; Seekonk River, East Providence, RI

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 16:00
At 1110 on 26 February USCG Sector Southeast New England briefed the NOAA SSC on a sunken recreational vessel in the Seekonk River that was sheening. The USCG has taken over the spill response. The vessel is not believed to have any fuel on board, but could hold up to 200 gallons of diesel fuel.

Damaged Freighter Rubymar, Red Sea; Gulf of Aden

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 16:00
On February 22, 2024, the US Navy Fleet Desk Officer contacted NOAA's Emergency Response Division requesting support with modeling and associated environmental impact for spill/release of 21,000 metric tons of fertilizer in the Gulf of Aden from a damaged freighter.

Hydraulic Fluid Discharge from Jack-up Rig; Gulf State Park Pier; Gulf Shores, AL

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 16:00
On 20 FEB 2024, USCG Sector Mobile contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge of hydraulic fluid that occurred on 14 FEB from a jackup rig located at the Gulf State Park Pier. SSC provided fate information on hydraulic fluids.

Whale Strike-Atlantic; 863XXG2F+PG

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 16:00
On 14 Feb 2024, The Coordinator for NOAA's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. Requested a hindmost model from ORR for a reported and confirmed whale strike. The request was forwarded to ORR oceanographers.

Abandoned Mystery Drum-Mona Island, PR;

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 16:00
On 14 Feb 2024 USCG Sector San Juan reported they were responding to an abandoned drum on Mona Island. The contents of the drum were not known at the time. CG completed emergency consultation forms and distributed them to DOI, NOAA, USFES, and NMFS. The drum was removed without incident on 15 Feb. 2024

Sunken Pleasure Craft, Detroit River; Detroit, MI

Sun, 02/11/2024 - 16:00
On 12 Feb 2024, the NOAA SSC received a notification from D9 DRAT that the 96' Pleasure Craft Helene was submerged alongside the Nicholson Terminal on the Detroit River. The SSC called the USCG Sector Detroit IMD Chief for further details. The vessel has been submerged for approximately 2 weeks, reported with no fuel reported and approx. 3 gallons of engine oil. The vessel area has been boomed and a light rainbow sheen has been observed. The vessel is expected to be raised the week of 12 Feb 2024. No support is requested at this time.

Grounded F/V ALEUTIAN STORM; Bodega Bay, CA

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:00
On February 10, 2024, the USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC to report the grounding of the F/V ALEUTIAN STORM near Salmon Creek, just north of Bodega Bay, CA. The vessel was on the beach amidst the surf. No pollution was observed, but the vessel reportedly had 1,500 gallons of diesel on board. USCG sought oil fate & transport info in the event of a release prior to or during vessel salvage operations.

Diesel Discharge; Kwigillingok, AK

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 16:00
On February 9, 2024, the USCG Sector Anchorage contacted the AK SSC regarding a spill in Kwigillingok, AK. Preliminary reports show that 2000K gallons of diesel have been discharged into secondary containment, but USCG is awaiting more details and the full potential amount. Sector Anchorage is requesting a list of resources at risk in that area for this time of year in case there is an impact the coastal zone.

Heavy Fuel Oil Discharge into Galveston Bay; Texas City, TX

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 16:00
On February 6, 2024, a loading arm at Marathon Dock 40, Texas City, discharged oil into Galveston Bay during maintenance. On February 9, MSU Texas City contacted NOAA SSC for advice on clean up methods for oiled vegetation, and barges. Phone support provided.