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F/V Captain 72 Aground

Offshore Cameron Parish, LA | 2021-Mar-27

Initial Notification: On March 26, 2021, the F/V Captain 72 struck a submerged object and began taking on water, eventually settling just offshore of Cameron Parish, LA. All three crew members on board were safely removed from the vessel. The vessel was carrying approximately 500 gallons of marine diesel fuel ( NRC #1301360). It was inbound, with a catch of shrimp. A sheen was noted on the water when the crew was removed. MSU Lake Charles contacted the NOAA SSC and requested fate and trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Marine diesel fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 40.83′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 53.22′ West