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FV Scandies Rose sinking, Sutwik Island, Alaska

On January 1, 2020, the USCG MSD Kodiak received notification of the FV Scandies Rose sinking due to high winds and heavy seas. It is unknown if there is a discharge at this time. Potential fuels on board include 120,000 gallons of diesel, 1200 gallons of lube oils, and 650 gallons of other oils. USCG is requesting a fates and trajectory analysis for a potential release. Read more
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M/V Levant - Pier Allision, Ferndale, WA

On December 15, 2019, NOAA ERD was notified of an allision between a 741-foot LPG carrier and a pier in Ferndale, WA. The allision occurred at 0445 PST and the damaged vessel was carrying a reported 33,000 tons of propane/butane. The water surrounding the vessel is reported to be free of sheen and NOAA support is not requested at this time (notification only). Read more
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Whitney Oil & Gas Tank Battery 49, Garden Island Bay, Venice, LA 70091, USA

On December 14, 2019, at approximately 0733 hrs, Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) received NRC#1266407 reporting of approximately 23-25 bbls of crude oil discharged from a broken reducer on the discharge side of a pump, which serviced a 2” flowline between the Dry Oil Tank and storage barge at the Tank Battery 49 facility, located in Garden Island Bay in Plaquemines Parish. SSC Notified Read more
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F/V SEA ANGELS Grounding, Browns Inlet NC

At 10:45 am on 9 Dec. 2019, USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that the 100 foot long, F/V SEA ANGELS, was hard aground in Brown's Inlet, Onslow, County (near Swansboro), NC. Vessel is listing and taking waves over its side. Vessel has 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. No reports of any pollution or sheen reported at this time. USCG requested a NOAA GNOME trajectory. Read more
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Pleasure Craft MARCHELLE aground, West side of Catalina Island, CA

On the morning of 30-NOV-2019, the 33ft Pleasure Craft MARCHELLE ran aground on the west side of Catalina Island (near Two Harbors) with a maximum potential of 800 Gallons of diesel on board. At the time, a 1/4 mile sheen was observed leading to the west at high tide. On the morning of 02-DEC-2019, USCG Sector LA/Long Beach contacted the NOAA SSC to request a worst case (800 gallon) trajectory estimate in the event a release occurs during salvage operations scheduled for 1300 hrs on 02-DEC-2019. Read more
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Port Neches Response

Updated 12/7/19

The below is from the Port Neches Response website. Updated: 12/7/19

News Release # 19

Claims activities update: Approximately 200 claims representatives, including call center operators, field claim adjusters and claims processors, remain in the area.

Residents seeking walk-in appointments at Claims Processing Centers are experiencing long wait times. Claims personnel are working to increase staffing at the processing centers to assist more people. Don’t wait in line: call (866) 601-5880 to make an appointment.

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TPC Port Neches Explosion, Nederland, Texas

On November 27, 2019, a tank at the TPC facility in Port Neches, TX exploded. Current reports indicate the tank contained butadiene. Facility caught fire. MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC to request air plume model. NOAA SSC has coordinated with NWS Lake Charles, and provided Hysplit model to MSU Port Arthur, along with chemical information for butadiene. Read more
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Kitoi Bay Hatchery Release, Afognak Island, AK

On 22-Nov-2019, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) reported a diesel fuel release at the Kitoi Bay Fish Hatchery in kodiak. The fuel leak was detected on 20-Nov during a fuel transfer to an underground storage tank. The release is estimated to be from 200 to 1000 gallons. MSD Kodiak is leading the case for the USCG. Read more
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Summer 2010 - Oil Spill vs Hurricane Claims
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