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Sinking Tow Boat off of Chincoteague, VA

Broadwater, VA, USA | 2021-Nov-19

Initial Notification: On November 19, 2021, USCG Sector Virginia received an emergency call from the Tugboat LYNX that the vessel was taking on water while towing an empty 80-foot long gasoline barge 32 miles east of Chincoteague, VA. The tug boat has 17,300 gallons of diesel on board. The tugboat remains afloat, under its own power, and is currently located 24 NMI northeast of the entrance to Chesapeake Bay.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 17,500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 19.30′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 40.19′ West