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F/V KATHY Oil Discharge Lake Superior

Chassell, MI | 2020-Mar-02

Initial Notification: On the evening of February 26, 2020 there was a report of an oil discharge from F/V KATHY on Lake Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The suspected vessel was reported to have discharged approximately 3 cups of dark oil onto the ice while moored at the South Entry Bay Boat Launch. Upon investigation, it was determined the vessel was taking on water and the owner was pumping an unknown amount of water from the bilge every few days to keep it from sinking. Notification only.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 46° 59.32′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 26.18′ West