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PAC ACRUX Diesel Spill Mississippi River; Convent, LA, USA

Convent, LA, USA | 2020-Apr-29

Initial Notification: April 29, 2020 at 05:53am USCG Sec NOLA received report of a low-sulfur diesel fuel discharge from the M/V PAC ACRUX into the Mississippi River MM164 (Convent, LA) (NRC #1276293). The vessel allided with a mooring dolphin, causing an 18-24” gash and 2-3” hole in the fuel settling tank. Approximately 264 gallons of fuel was discharged from the tank into the Mississippi River. A black and rainbow sheen was observed on the water’s surface. No shoreline or wildlife impacts reported.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 30° 3.88′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 52.48′ West