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Risks from Decommissioned U.S. Navy Torpedo Recovery Vessel, Edisto Island, SC

Edisto Island, SC, USA | 2023-Jan-04

Initial Notification: On January 4, 2023, the USCG Sector Charleston convened the RRT4 today to share details of an ongoing case with the M/V Hazar. The Sector has been dealing with this 140 ft. decommissioned U.S. Navy torpedo recovery vessel with 1600 plus gallons of diesel fuel onboard, as well as operating lube oils, etc. The vessel is at risk of sinking and creating a pollution threat and navigable waterway impact.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 32° 35.04′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 14.70′ West