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PC GODFATHER sinking; off Seal Beach, CA

off Seal Beach, CA | 2021-Jul-15

Initial Notification: On 15-JUL-2021, USCG Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC regarding the 65’ pleasure craft GODFATHER that was partially sunk and drifting, roughly 1 mile off Seal Beach, CA. She is believed to be carrying roughly 500 gallons diesel on board, though no sheening has been observed, and is expected to make landfall in the vicinity of Seal Beach by 2100 hrs this evening. USCG requested a hypothetical “what if” trajectory under two scenarios: 1) if the vessel contacts shore and begins to leak, and 2) if it sinks while at anchor offshore where fuel offloading may be attempted.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 43.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 8.33′ West