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Towing Vessel "Sandstone" Sunk at its Moorings, Pine Bluff, AR

Pine Bluff, AR, USA | 2022-Oct-27

Initial Notification: On October 24, 2022, The towing vessel SANDSTONE (25’3” in length) sank at its moorings on the Arkansas River mile marker 218. The vessel is completely submerged. The total estimated capacity of oil onboard is 1,230 gallons and the responsible party is estimating that 500 gallons of diesel and 30 gallons of various lube oils were onboard prior to the sinking. The NOAA SSC was requested to provide remote support for resources at risk and consultation with USFWS/DOI.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 34° 14.04′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 58.27′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable