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M/V HON JAMES L OBERSTAR Fueling Spill

425 Banks Ave, Superior, WI 54880, USA | 2020-Mar-16

Initial Notification: On the morning of March 15, 2020, the M/V HON JAMES L OBERSTAR, spilled during fueling in Howards Bay (Fraser Shipyard), Superior, WI. The vessel was reported to have discharged 100-200 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The cause was found to be a hydraulic quick closing valve that was not secured properly. The source of the discharge has been secured. OSRO was deployed and recovery operations have been completed. Notification only.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 46° 44.41′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 5.73′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable