Tuesday, December 31, 2019


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...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019


Port of Coos Bay Ammonia Release, 63534 Kingfisher Rd, Coos Bay, OR

On December 20, 2019, the USCG Station Coos Bay, Oregon, called the NOAA Emergency Response Division to request an air plume model for a potential ammonia release. A seafood processing facility at the Port is on fire and there is concern about a 300 lb ammonia cylinder. Status of the tank is...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019


F/V MANDY JANE sunk, off San Francisco, CA

On December 19, 2019, the 52' F/V MANDY JANE was the subject of a search & rescue operation and sank about 12 NM WSW of the Golden Gate Bridge (37° 44.35N, 122° 43.08 W). USCG Sector San Francisco contacted the NOAA SSC to request oil fate & trajectory support.
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Monday, December 16, 2019


Sea View Harbor Vessel Fire, Mystic Islands, NJ 08087, USA

On December 17, 2019, the USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC about a fire that took place on 16 December 2019 at the Seaview Harbor Marine, Great Egg Harbor, NJ. Two vessels caught fire which resulted in the release of approximately 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
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Saturday, December 14, 2019


M/V TECUMSEH Engine Room Fire, Windsor, ON, Canada

On the evening of December 15, 2019, M/V TECUMSEH was reported to be on fire in the vicinity of Zug Island on the Canadian side of the border. The vessel has 42,000 gallons of diesel on board. USCG is requesting a trajectory.
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Saturday, December 14, 2019


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...
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Friday, December 13, 2019


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...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019


2020 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation - 3/21/2020 UPDATE!

Source: NFIP Training Bulletins for Adjusters

2020 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentations Webinar Registration Now Open The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is...

Monday, December 09, 2019


Barge Ironmaster Tug Anglian Lady Aground, ON, Canada

On the morning of December 8, 2019, Barge Ironmaster and Tug Anglian Lady ran aground near the border in Lake St. Clair. 3,500L of diesel on board. No spill observed. CANUSLAK Notification/Activation at 1800 10 Dec.
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Sunday, December 08, 2019


Finley BNSF Diesel Spill Hover Park, Kennewick, WA

December 09, 2019 - Washington State Department of Ecology notified NOAA ERD of an approximately 500 gallon diesel release from a rail car over 11 miles of track near the Columbia River. EPA is the federal response agency.
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Sunday, December 08, 2019


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...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019


Lake Pelto Equipment Failure, Chauvin, LA 70344, USA

On December 4, 2019, the USCG received a report of a pipeline spill due to equipment failure in Lake Pelto. USCG pollution responders are on site assessing the situation. NRC# 1265477.
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Sunday, December 01, 2019


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...
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Sunday, December 01, 2019


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...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


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...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019


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...
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Saturday, November 16, 2019


Tugboat Miss Bonnie Allision, Oregon Inlet, NC, Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, Oregon Inlet, NC

On 17 November, 2019, the USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that they were responding to the allision of the tugboat, Miss Bonnie with the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet. The incident occurred around noontime today. The tugboat has an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel on...
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Friday, November 15, 2019


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...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The exercise will take place November 19, 2019 to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Approves $1,606,065.75 to the town of Brookfield, Connecticut

REGION 1 – The town of Brookfield will receive $1,204,542,56 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.This funding is a result of a partnership...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Approves more than $2.3 million to the town of Hamden, Connecticut

REGION 1 – The town of Hamden will receive more than $2.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.  A Presidential declaration was...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


Community Recovery Centers Scheduled to Close by Early December

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, the remaining 10 Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will close on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5.  
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $1M To Ensure Effective Evacuation Routes

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1 million to the City of Santa Rosa for the installation of battery back-up systems to 175 traffic signals. Recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs have highlighted the need to maintain established evacuation...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Awards Collier County More Than $3 Million To Install Emergency Generators at Wastewater Pumping Stations

ORLANDO, Fla. – Collier County will receive a $3 million federal grant to install back-up generators at wastewater pumping stations to help them remain operational during severe storms.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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...
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


$1.4 Million Approved for Bay County Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,433,086 for the state of Florida to reimburse Bay County debris removal activity costs following Hurricane Michael. Funds will reimburse the county for debris removal from canals and waterways following the October 2018 storm. 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kaua‘i County

Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Kaua‘i County’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019


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...
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Monday, November 11, 2019


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...
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Sunday, November 10, 2019


TPIC Bayou Perot ISB 2019, Delta Farms, Barataria, LA

On November 9, 2019, the Texas Petroleum Investment Company (TPIC) discovered a flowline Delta Farm #96 Well developed a leak and released oil into a floating marsh. Less than 1 acre of marsh has been impacted. The current estimate of discharged oil is less than 10bbs.
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Sunday, November 10, 2019


Monthly Atlantic Tropical Weather Summary

Source: National Hurricane Center

NHC is the source of the info below Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Nov 1 2019 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone activity during October was slightly above normal for the Atlantic basin....

Saturday, November 09, 2019


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...
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Friday, November 08, 2019


Help Still Available as Phased Community Recovery Centers Closings Continue

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will continue phased closing schedules.  
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


FEMA Defers the Implementation of Risk Rating 2.0

WASHINGTON - FEMA is focused on building a culture of preparedness by closing the insurance gap so that individuals and communities recover faster and more fully after a natural disaster.
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


FEMA Grants Marin County $2.9M to Elevate Homes

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.9 million to elevate 16 Marin County homes that have repeatedly flooded. Each home will be raised at least one-foot above the identified high-risk flood elevation shown on FEMA flood maps.
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


Calcasieu Ship Channel Discharge, Lake Charles, LA

On November 7, 2019, MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC to request a trajectory and resources at risk analysis for a discharge of Louisiana Sweet Crude discharged from a pipeline. Discharge began approximately 2300 on November 5, 2019. Source is secure. Total discharge volume unknown at time...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $3.4M To Protect Critical Infrastructure

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $3.4 million to the City of Santa Rosa to replace and upgrade 21 generators and transfer switches, which will deliver reliable back-up power to the city’s critical fresh and wastewater systems after earthquakes, floods,...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal

Nov. 6, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 187Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


HFO Spill, Honolulu Harbor, HI, Honolulu Harbor near Piers 19 and 20, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

On November 6, 2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu received notification a spill of 15 barrels of Heavy Fuel Oil in the vicinity of Piers 19 and 20 in Honolulu Harbor. The amount released was subsequently adjusted down to 2 barrels. The release was to be contained within boom. Trajectory support...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


FEMA Awards West Virginia $4.6 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and State Associations work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond...
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