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Fire and Diesel Spill from Recreational Fishing Vessel, Navesink River, Red Bank, NJ

Red Bank, NJ | 2022-Jan-20

Initial Notification: At 9:30 pm on 20 January 2022, USCG Sector New York notified ERD about a fire onboard a 43-foot recreational fishing vessel that was docked at Irwin Marine, Red Bank, NJ. CG reported that the vessel had approximately 500 gallons of diesel fuel onboard when the fire started and that as much as 100-200 gallons of diesel fuel were released into the Navesink River. USCG requested a trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 21.28′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 3.86′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Evaluated but not used
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable