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23ft R/V aground Buckeye Island, Lake Erie

Put-In-Bay, OH | 2021-Aug-23

Initial Notification: On August 23, 2021, the NOAA SSC was notified by MSU Toledo of a 23ft SeaRay recreational vessel aground on Buckeye Island, Lake Erie. The incident occurred approximately 2 weeks ago, RP is not communicating. The USCG opened the OSLTF to remove an estimated 75-100gallons of gasoline from the vessel. No sheen has been observed. SSC is working with USFWS, SHPO, and TPO for consultations and provided an estimate of fate if a release occurs.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 39.54′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 47.26′ West