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1924 Former Car Ferry Partially Sunk, Astoria, OR

Astoria, OR | 2022-Jul-28

Initial Notification: On July 28, 2022, the USCG Sector Columbia River contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the partially sunk and sheening, wood-hulled M/V TOURIST No. 2. A 300'x400' sheen is observed around the vessel located among pilings offshore of 6th Street. It was reportedly fueled recently with 500-600 gallons of diesel. USCG response staff on-scene inquired if local businesses with water intakes might be at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 525 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 46° 11.52′ North
Longitude (approximate): 123° 50.20′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable