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F/V SUNUP grounded/sunk; Eureka, CA

Eureka, CA | 2021-Jan-25

Initial Notification: On the morning of 25-JAN-2021, USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC to report the grounding and sinking of the F/V SUNUP within the entrance channel to Humboldt Bay the previous evening (24-JAN-2021). The 50’ wooden F/V has a maximum fuel capacity of 1,300 gallons, but at the time of sinking, the owner reported her to be carrying roughly 800-900 gallons. On-scene conditions are rough and sheening has been observed during the day. USCG requested trajectory support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 900 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 45.44′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 13.85′ West