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35’ vessel submerged/grounded; Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA | 2020-Dec-09

Initial Notification: On December 10, 2020, the USCG Sector LA/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a 35’ vessel partially submerged & grounded in the vicinity of Island Chaffee (a man-made, industrial island near Long Beach, CA). The maximum potential for the vessel is 200 gallons, but the owner reports only 50 gallons of gasoline on board at the time of the incident (2230 hrs, 09-DEC-2020). Today, only light sheening has been observed near the vessel, but Sector wanted to know whether the vessel could impact nearby sensitive sites in the event of a catastrophic release.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Gasoline
Total amount at risk of spill: 50 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 44.48′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 8.33′ West