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Spill from U.S. Naval Vessel during Transfer Operations, Norfolk, VA

Pier 10, Decatur Ave, Norfolk, VA 23511, USA | 2023-Jan-13

Initial Notification: On January 13, 2023, the USCG Sector Virginia and US Navy notified the NOAA SSC that the USS MESA VERDE spilled an estimated 100 gallons of unknown oil due to a valve being left open during transfer operations at Norfolk Naval Station Pier 9.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 57.01′ North
Longitude (approximate): 76° 19.72′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable