Updated: 21 hours 42 min ago
On the morning of 01 OCT 2020, Bulk Carrier Genco Auvergne ran aground near Welsh Island, Oregon on the Columbia River. SSC received the initial call at 0800 and an update at 0900. No leaking has been observed. The Carrier contains approximately 14,600 Barrels of low sulfur marine gas oil. Three tugs are on-scene to assist, waiting for high tide around 1300 to move the Carrier. Resources at Risk requested.
On September 26, 2020, the USCG Sector NOLA received NRC reports #1288319 and #1288318 regarding an allision between M/V Kristy Dutch and Lobo Platform, Durango. The allision resulted in damage to the inactive riser platform. An active line with approx 4.5bbl oil is associated with the structure. Currently no active discharge. NOAA providing Spot Forecasts
On September 30, 2020, the USCG Sector New Orleans notified the NOAA SSC of multiple reports of oil sheen near Fiddler Point, Breton Sound post Hurricane Sally. The USCG was unable to identify the source but satellite surveillance by NOAA NESDIS identified the source as a Yuma Energy platform in Breton Sound Block 2. A cement storage barge located under the platform has visible cracks and is discharging a few drops of crude oil every minute. An estimated 50bbl of oil resides in the barge. NOAA provided a trajectory.
On September 28, 2020, the USCG Houma was notified by Weeks Marine of a mystery oil spill on West Bell Island, LA. Approximately 1,000 ft of sandy beach has been impacted NOAA has provided a hind-cast to assist with the determination of the source.