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Sinking of Work Barge, Bon Secour Bay, South End of Mobile Bay, AL

Mobile AL, USA | 2022-Nov-13

Initial Notification: On November 13, 2022, the USCG Sector Mobile contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the sinking of a work barge containing 500 gallons of diesel and misc. petroleum products in Bon Secour Bay (just north of Ft Morgan, south end of Mobile Bay). The USCG requested fate and transport assessment and resources at risk analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 30° 16.75′ North
Longitude (approximate): 87° 55.61′ West