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Fishing Vessel sunk SE of Assateague Island, Virginia

55 NM SE of Assateague Island, VA | 2022-Oct-28

Initial Notification: On October 28, 2022, USCG Sector VA notified the NOAA SSC that the F/V TREMONT, a 114.5 foot, 399 GT vessel sank at 0400 approx. 55 NM SE of Assateague Island,, Virginia. The vessel has a total diesel fuel capacity of approx. 31,000 gallons as well as machinery lube oil onboard. The cause of the casualty is under investigation. The Sector VA FOSCR requested a worst-case discharge trajectory for possible shoreline impact and resources at risk be conducted for the formulation of their response strategy.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Collision, Search + Rescue
Products of concern:Diesel Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 31,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 36.74′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 14.62′ West