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E-Crane Barge Sunk While in Tow, Louisiana Coast, Gulf of Mexico

LA, Gulf of Mexico | 2022-Jun-15

Initial Notification: On June 15, 2022, the E-Crane barge AMBITION sank approximately 18 miles south of the Louisiana coast while in tow. A 200ft sheen was reported. The worst-case discharge is 1,800 gallons of diesel and 800 gallons of lube oil. The USCG requested NOAA prepared a trajectory for a potential worst-case discharge.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 32.09′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 34.38′ West