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M/V NYK DELPHINUS fire; Offshore Monterey Bay, CA

Offshore Monterey Bay, CA | 2021-May-14

Initial Notification: On 14-MAY-2021, USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC to report a shipboard fire on the M/V NYK DELPHINUS, approximately 60 miles west of Monterey Bay, CA. At the time, the vessel was without propulsion and drifting. Marine fire fighting activities were underway and USCG was focused on search & rescue operations. No pollution has been reported, but it is unclear if fire fighting activities on board the ship were successful. USCG later requested a hypothetical trajectory estimate for roughly 800,000 gallons of mixed fuels in the event the incident devolves.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Mixed fuels
Total amount at risk of spill: 800000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 22.60′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 54.00′ West