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Pro Assist III; PR-181, Patillas, 00723, Puerto Rico

PR-181, Patillas, 00723, Puerto Rico | 2020-Dec-25

Initial Notification: On December 25, 2020, the USCG San Juan PR notified the NOAA SSC that the tug Pro Assist III sank about 1/4 mile off Yabacoa, Puerto Rico. The tug was fueled with 1000 gallons of diesel fuel oil. A sheen was observed at the vessel location. USCG requested a trajectory and oil fate prediction forecast.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 18° 2.58′ North
Longitude (approximate): 65° 59.60′ West