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Diesel fuel discharge from Navy destroyer, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

1525 Bayville St, Norfolk, VA 23503, USA | 2021-Dec-17

Initial Notification: On December 18, 2021, USCG Sector Virginia notified the NOAA SSC about a diesel fuel discharge that took place during a fuel transfer operation involving the USS BULKELEY ( a destroyer) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA. An estimated 2,000-3,000 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged into Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Discharged has been secured and active and passive recovery operations are being employed.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 36° 57.90′ North
Longitude (approximate): 76° 17.71′ West