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Ferry Vessel ISLAND DUCHESS aground

Wellesley Island, NY, USA | 2020-Aug-20

Initial Notification: On August 20th, 2020, the NOAA Great Lakes SSC was notified of F/V ISLAND DUCHESS aground in the St. Lawrence river with 138 passengers and 1500 gallons of marine diesel on board, though nothing has spilled. The vessel is stable, at anchor, and not taking on water. All passengers transferred to an empty ferry vessel with USCG escort. USCG Sector Buffalo requesting trajectory and fate if release does occur. Canada and local tribes have been notified.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 1500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 44° 22.27′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 54.38′ West