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Sunken Fishing Vessel Leaking Diesel Off Coast of Marshfield, MA

Scituate, MA, USA | 2022-Feb-01

Initial Notification: On February 2, 2022, the USCG Sector Boston notified the NOAA SSC of a sunken fishing vessel approximately 1 nm off the coast of Marshfield, MA. An estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel was on board when the vessel sank. A USCG overflight showed a visible sheen approximately 1/2mile in length. Sector Boston has requested a trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Marine Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 1000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 9.20′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 41.27′ West