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Tug Cape Lookout

Krause Lagoon, Christiansted, St Croix, USVI | 2020-Nov-27

Initial Notification: On November 27, 2020, the NOAA SSC opened a hotline for the abandoned tug Cape Lookout, now partially submerged in Krause Lagoon, St Croix, US Virgin Islands. The tug has a potential fuel capacity of 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 2000 gallons of lube oil. As of 25 November responders had recovered 700 gallons of oil from the water and 5500 gallons of oily water from inside the vessel. The SSC has coordinated with other federal resource management agencies and trustees. A resource at risk report for the incident has been requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 17° 42.53′ North
Longitude (approximate): 64° 46.43′ West