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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.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Fires and Explosions, 3100 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
On 21 June 2019, USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC of a fire, followed by several explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery, located in SW Philadelphia. A shelter in place has been issued and several adjacent roadways and bridges have been closed. USCG has requested smoke plume modeling support.
On June 18 2019. USCG MSU Morgan City conducted a survey of three Linder facilities. USCG has identified 37 drums, 10 five gallon buckets, 6 totes, and approximately 692 barrels of crude oil and produced water remaining on the three separate facilities. USCG requested resources at risk.
On the morning of June 17, 2019, ALGOMA NIAGARA broke free from its moorings and subsequently dropped anchor and grounded. The anchor is in the vicinity of two pipelines. There are no reports of pollution at this time. Potential of 194 bbl of liquid ethane and 275 bbl of liquid propane. USCG is requesting plume models and fate and effects.
On June 14, 2019, the Sector New Orleans IMD was notified of a mystery sheen passing through the Viosca Knoll 900 block measuring 2 nautical miles by 0.5 nautical miles, silver in color. The sheen was moving from West to East, and did not show any indication of a potential source, or that it was a continuous discharge.
On June 8, 2019, In the vicinity of mile marker 126, a collision between Bulk Carrier-M/V CENTURY QUEEN (Panama Flag) and US Towing Vessel KAYTLIN MARIE (operated by Integrity Marine) occurred. Both vessels sustained damage to their hulls, resulting in a discharge from the KAYTLIN MARIE of 8,954 gallons of diesel into the waterway.
On June 6, 2019, MSU Port Arthur reported a partially submerged shrimp vessel, F/V Alina, offshore Cameron Parish, LA, and requested a trajectory. Maximum potential 12,000 gallons diesel, extent of discharge or potential discharge unknown.
On June 4, 2019, the USCG IMD notified of a galley fire aboard the M/V SUN OF MAN while moored at pier 9 in Venice Marina. The Plaquemines Parish fire department responded and extinguished the fire. As a result of the fire, an estimated 30 gallons of diesel fuel were discharged overboard.
June 4 2019 USCG notified the NOAA SSC regarding a 1/4 mile mystery sheen in Breton Sound, LA. RP and status of release not yet known.