Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Hurricane Dorian, United States

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Emergency Response Division initiated this Response Link Hotline 29 August 2019 to begin cataloging NOAA OR&R response activities associated with Hurricane Dorian.
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Monday, August 26, 2019


Aground/Sunken Vessel T/V Rawhide, Northport, MI

On the morning of August 27, 2019 at 7:48 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report of the towing vessel Rawhide, sunk in Northport Bay. Local first responders reported an oil sheen near the vessel. Salvage operations have begun.
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Saturday, August 24, 2019


Pleasure craft "The Lady" sunk, Huntington Beach, CA

On 25-AUG-2019, USCG Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the 61' wooden pleasure craft "The Lady" that sank at the dock in Huntington Beach at 1530 hrs. The vessel had a max capacity of 600 gallons diesel on-board and rainbow sheen and a heavy slick were observed...
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Friday, August 23, 2019


NHC Atlantic Outlook

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Thursday, August 15, 2019


ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, Cook County, IL, USA

The USCG Sector Chicago was notified of an on-going release of "free cyanide" from the ArcelorMittal facility in Gary, Indiana from their holding lagoon to the Little Calumet River. Sector contacted NOAA for support information on 16 Aug 2019.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Time Energy Cox Bay Crude Spill and In-situ Burn, LA, USA

On August 15, 2019, the USCG was notified of a crude oil spill from a Time Energy flow line in Cox Bay. A reported 20 bbl have impacted approx 200 x 600ft of marsh. Source is secured and the USCG requested evaluation of potential to conduct an in-situ burn.
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Monday, August 12, 2019


Disabled pleasure craft, Lanai, Hawaii, Maui County, HI, USA

On August 13, 2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu notified the NOAA SSC for the Pacific Islands that a disabled pleasure craft approximately 2 nautical miles off Shipwreck Beach in Lanai, Hawaii was being towed to port. No oil had been released but a trajectory forecast was requested in the event...
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Monday, August 12, 2019


NOAA's Updated 2019 Hurricane Forecast

NOAA increases chance for above-normal hurricane season

"August 8, 2019 NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October,...

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Napakiak School Tank Farm, Napakiak, AK

On 12-Aug-2019, USCG Sector Anchorage reported that the Napakiak School fuel tank farm is at risk from bank erosion along the Kuskokwim River. The potential for discharge is 36000 gallons of home heating oil. Sector requested NOAA assistance in contacting experts and gathering information...
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Thursday, August 08, 2019


S2 Energy Little lake, Turtle Bay, Jefferson Parrish, LA, Parish Governing Authority District 1, LA, USA

On August 09, 2019 at approximately 1459 CDT, Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) received NRC#1254713 reporting a discharge of an unknown amount of crude oil into Little Lake, Turtle Bay, Jefferson Parish, from inactive wellhead 2453#4, owned/operated by S2 ENERGY.
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Thursday, August 08, 2019


Hilcorp Crude spill Terrebonne Bay, LA, USA

On Aug 9, 2019, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of a sheen in Terrebonne Bay, LA. A reported 2bbl of Louisiana sweet crude spilled from a Hilcorp facility. Some dark product is contained within boom but a rainbow sheen is escaping containment. USCG requested trajectory.
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019


TPIC South Pass 24 W1 Central Facility, 9, LA, USA

On August 8, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans CDT received a report of a discharge of an estimated 05 barrels of crude oil into South West Pass, Plaquemines Parish, near Joseph Bayou, from a hatch malfunction on a saltwater/oil storage tank at the South Pass 24 W1 Central Facility,...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019


Mystery Sheen, Southeast Oahu, Hawaii, China Walls, Oahu

On August 7, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu contacted the NOAA SSC to request support related to a mystery sheen reported off the China Walls and Spitting Cave area near Hawaii Kai on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The sheen was reported to USCG as approximately 1 mile long and 20...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019


Colorado State's Updated 2019 Hurricane Forecast

Source: Colorado State University

"We continue to predict a near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The forecast number of hurricanes has increased slightly to account for short-lived Hurricane Barry which formed in July. Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic remain near average. While the odds of a weak El...

Thursday, August 01, 2019


Grounded F/V Koko, Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, Washington

On Friday, August 02, 2019 at 0830 PDT NOAA ERD was notified of a 40 foot fiberglass hull fishing vessel hard aground off Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington. In the early morning hours, the vessel missed a channel marker and grounded on charted pilings from an old structure. As the tide...
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