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UTV Candace Allision; Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Bolivar Peninsula, TX | 2022-Dec-15

Initial Notification: On December 15, 2022, the UTV (Uninspected Towing Vessel) Candace struck a submerged anchor, damaged her hull, and began taking on water. None of the crew was injured. Oil was observed in the area of the damaged hull; a discharge is likely but the amount is unknown. The maximum potential of fuel on board is 32,704 gallons of diesel, 862 gal lube oil, and 2,028 gallons of miscellaneous fuel. The hull was temporarily patched and the vessel was towed to Sabine, TX.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 32,704 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 34.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 15.07′ West