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72-foot Motor Vessel Fire and Salvage, Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth, NH | 2022-Jun-24

Initial Notification: On June 18 the 72' MV TOO ELUSIVE caught fire off Portsmouth, NH. The vessel ended up sinking approximately. 1.5nm SE of the coast of Portsmouth. A diesel sheen was seen at the time, but did not last long. The NOAA SSC was contacted by Maine DEP and the USCG on June 25 and briefed on salvage operations. NWS began providing site specific weather forecasts on June 29 for June 30 salvage. No additional information is requested at this time.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 1800 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 43° 1.87′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 41.02′ West