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Privately-Owned, De-Commissioned Coast Guard Buoy Tender Grounded, Long Beach, CA

2980 Nimitz Rd, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA | 2022-Dec-11

Initial Notification: Early afternoon of 11-DEC-2022, USCG Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC to discuss the salvage of the grounded vessel FEARLESS KINGSTOWN. The vessel is a privately-owned, de-commissioned USCG buoy tender that is grounded at roughly 33° 44.4'N, 118° 14.1'W. It is not leaking and is sitting port-side to the riprap. A starboard-side fuel tank has a maximum potential of 4,500 gallons diesel fuel. The USCG requested oil fate & transport info for a hypothetical release in the event something happens during vessel removal operations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 5600 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 44.45′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 14.11′ West