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USS TRUXTUN Fuel Spill, Offshore Virginia Beach, VA

Atlantic Ocean | 2021-Jun-04

Initial Notification: On June 4, 2021, the USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that the Navy vessel, USS TRUXTUN, while conducting an internal fuel transfer discharged an estimated 35,000 gallons of fuel oil approximately 60 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia. USCG requested a trajectory model and additional supplementary information.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Marine Diesel Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 35,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 29.52′ North
Longitude (approximate): 73° 14.09′ West