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Hurricane Dorian, United States

28 August 2019
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.

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

26 August 2019
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.

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

24 August 2019
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...

NHC Atlantic Outlook

23 August 2019

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, Cook County, IL, USA

15 August 2019
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.

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

14 August 2019
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...

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

12 August 2019
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...
NOAA's Updated 2019 Hurricane Forecast
12 August 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...

Napakiak School Tank Farm, Napakiak, AK

11 August 2019
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...

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

8 August 2019
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...

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...

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...

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...

Colorado State's Updated 2019 Hurricane Forecast

"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...

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,...

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