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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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Crowley Barge 650-2 Crude Oil Spill, Anacortes, WA

Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:14 AM - An estimated 20 gallons of Alaska North Slope Crude was spilled onto the deck of a barge during transfer operations in North Puget Sound, Washington. It was estimated that 5 gallons entered the water. On Sunday morning, Washington State's Department of Ecology gave final approval of the cleanup. Investigation into root cause is ongoing. Read more
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OSV BOTRUC 22 spill, off Sabine Pass, TX

ON November 14, 2019, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment Port Arthur received a report of a tug & barge colliding with the Offshore Vessel BOTRUC 22 outside of Sabine Pass, TX. No spill was reported from the tug & barge, but the OSV reportedly spilled 700 gallons diesel from a tank with the maximum capacity of 6,000 gallons. USCG requested oil fate & general direction information. Read more
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Recreational vessel TUSSLER sunk, off La Jolla, CA

On November 13, 2019, the 66’ recreational vessel TUSSLER sank at roughly 17.5 NM due west of La Jolla, CA. The vessel was reportedly carrying 800 gallons diesel fuel and no sheen/slick was observed when she went down. USCG Sector San Diego contacted their NOAA SSC to request trajectory support in the event the vessel leaks. Read more
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Onyx Grounding, Strait Island, AK

On November 9, 2019, at approximately 1730, the 33-foot, wooden-hulled vessel ONYX ran aground on Strait Island on SE Alaska. The vessel owner stated that he heard a pop and then ran the vessel aground to keep from sinking. CG helo rescued him from the rocks. The Onyx had approximately 100 gallons of Diesel; 1 gallon of hydraulic oil; 02 batteries and 03 gallons of lube oil. The USCG is requesting a trajectory and fates analysis and weather conditions for the vicinity. Read more
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F/V Miss Haley sunk, off Northern CA

On November 10, 2019, the USCG Sector San Francisco notified the NOAA SSC that the F/V Miss Haley broke up and sank roughly 14 NM from shore and 28 NM WNW of Bodega Head. The max potential fuel volume on board is believed to be 17,000 gallons diesel. USCG Sector San Francisco requested oil fate & transport information due it’s location within a National Marine Sanctuary. Read more
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F/V FT Pierce Lady, Atlantic Ocean

On November 1, 2019, the USCG Sector Miami notified the SSC that the 65 foot wooden fishing vessel Ft Pierce Lady sank 35 miles east of Elliott Key with 1200 gallons of diesel, 22 gallons of gasoline, and 40 gallons of paint onboard. USCG requested a spill trajectory for the incident. Read more
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Summer 2010 - Oil Spill vs Hurricane Claims
1. How concerned are you about working Hurricane claims in the areas impacted by the oil spill?

Concerned (52) 9%
Very Concerned (28) 5%
Extremely Concerned (33) 6%
Not worried at all, just give me the claims (446) 77%
I will not work claims in areas impacted by the oil. (18) 3%