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Carrsville, KY 42081, USA | 2020-Mar-09

Initial Notification: On 9 March 2020, USCG Sector Ohio Valley contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a sunken towing vessel in the vicinity of MM 922 on the Ohio River near Paducah, KY. Vessel sank yesterday with aprox 9,000 gal of diesel on board. Only sheen discharge has been reported. Response options are limited due to high velocity of current (4-6 MPH). The NOAA SSC provided RAR utilizing ERMA.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 37° 7.21′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 25.68′ West