Friday, March 27, 2020


Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0008-20

Re: COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

The below is from the bulletin. March 24, 2020 To:   All TDI-regulated carriers, agents, adjusters, and licensees Re:   COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


M 5.2 - 15km W of Petrolia, CA

PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - VI DYFI? - VI Time2020-03-18 22:08:20 UTC2020-03-18 14:08:20 -08:00 at epicenterLocation40.348°N 124.456°WDepth28.61 km (17.78 mi)
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020


M 5.7 - 6km NNE of Magna, Utah

PAGER - YELLOW ShakeMap - VIII DYFI? - VITime2020-03-18 13:09:31 UTC2020-03-18 06:09:31 -07:00 at epicenterLocation40.751°N 112.078°WDepth11.70 km (7.27 mi)
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Thursday, February 06, 2020


Diesel Spill - Unknown Source, Port Orchard, WA. USA

On February 07, 2020 - Washington State Department of Ecology, USCG Sector Puget Sound, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the City of Port Orchard are on-scene investigating the source of a diesel spill in Yachtfish Marina, Sinclair Inlet, Port Orchard. No impacts to fish or...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020


Lost dredge Hose, Atlantic Ocean

On February 7, 2020, the NOAA SSC was notified of a lost 2000’ length x 36” diameter floating rubber hose that is used to attach to a dredge and pump sand through. The hose came unattached from the towing vessel M/V TRIDENT sometime on the morning of February 6, 2020, roughly 28 miles NNE of...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020


Fishing Vessel Aground on Shackleford Banks, NC, Harkers Island, NC, USA

At 0900 on 7 February, 2020, USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that a commercial fishing vessel went aground on Shackleford Banks, North Carolina. Vessel has 7,000-10,000 gallons of diesel onboard. No pollution reported at this time. USCG requested trajectory.
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Wednesday, February 05, 2020


Small plane crash, Arcata Bay, Eureka, CA

On February 6, 2020, a small plane crashed into Arcata Bay near Eureka, CA. The pilot was rescued with no injuries. 195 gallons of aviation fuel were reported to be on board, but no release was observed until later that afternoon. Containment boom has been deployed, but wing tanks are...
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Sunday, February 02, 2020


Grounded Vessel, Hilo, Hawaii, Hilo, HI

On the evening of February 3, 2020, a 70’ motorsailer ran aground on rocks north west of Hilo Harbor on the Big Island of Hawaii. USCG Sector Honolulu requested a trajectory in the event the vessel discharges its contents of 1200 - 1800 gallons of diesel. USCG is planning to take action at...
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Friday, January 31, 2020


Tabbs Bay Discharge, Baytown, TX, Baytown, TX 77520, USA

On February 1, 2020, the USCG Sector Houston was notified of 10 - 15 bbl of dark crude oil discharging into Tabbs Bay, located northeast of Texas Ship Channel. The source was reported to be a well head pipeline but the reason for the discharge is currently unknown. USCG called NOAA requesting...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Mystery Sheen Mississippi River mm93, New Orleans, LA, USA

In January 30, 2020, the USCG Sector NOLA received NRC report 1270027 regarding a 1 mile rainbow sheen at Mississippi River mm93 (just down river of downtown New Orleans). USCG identified dark product pooled along the LDB at mm94. No source idendified. USCG contracted OSRO to conduct clean up....
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Sunday, January 26, 2020


Buoy Adrift and Lost: Long Island Sound, Southold, NY, USA

On January 27, 2020, the US Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound contacted the NOAA SSC for assistance in locating a navigational buoy that parted its anchor chain and drifted away sometime before 24 January 2020. Both NOAA ORR/ERD and the NOAA Navigation Manager are involved.
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Saturday, January 25, 2020


Diesel and sulfuric acid discharge in Mississippi River MM 123, Destrehan, LA

On January 26, 2020, the NOAA Regional Response Officer (RRO) received notification from the USCG IMD Sector New Orleans about a vessel sinking at MM 123 and actively discharging diesel into Mississippi River. One of its barge is also actively discharging sulfuric acid into the river. The NOAA...
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Thursday, January 23, 2020


50 gal diesel spill Old Fort Bayou NRC 1269451, Ocean Springs, MS

At 1300 on 24 JAN 2020, USCG Sector Mobile notified SSC of an approximate 50 gallon spill of diesel into the Old Fort Bayou marsh off Highway 609 in Ocean Springs, MS. Discharge was suspected to be from a commercial vessel located near by. USCG collected samples for fingerprinting and hired an...
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Saturday, January 18, 2020


Possible sheen report, Sea Ranch, CA

On January 19, 2020, the USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a pilot report of a possible sheen off northern CA coast, roughly 29 miles upcoast from Bodega Bay, CA. USCG requested trajectory support.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020


LifeMed Airplane Crash, Unalaska, AK

On January 16, 2020, the USCG MSD Dutch Harbor reported than a LifeMed airplane crashed into the water off the north end of the Dutch Harbor runway into Unalaska Bay. All souls were rescued The fuselage has sunk and is actively sheening. Potential of 500 gallons of Av Gas onboard. USCG has...
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Monday, January 13, 2020


TWIA Policy Changes effective 1/2020

All new and renewal TWIA policies with an effective date on or after January 1, 2020 will include updated coverages, terms, and conditions. Many of the changes are a result of recent revisions to the Texas Insurance Code by the Texas Legislature. "The above is from the TWIA...
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Monday, January 13, 2020


FV Pappy's Pride, Galveston, TX, USA

On January 14, 2020, the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy's Pride capsized after a collision with the 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune near the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas. Two fishermen were rescued. The search for the remaining two fishermen is ongoing. Potential 14,000 gallons...
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