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Sunken Dredge Barge, MM 85 of the Mississippi River

Mississippi River MM 85 | 2023-Jan-16

Initial Notification: On January 16, 2023, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of a sunken dredge barge "W.D. Wood" at MM 85 in the Mississippi River. The cause of the submerged dredge is unknown. It is estimated that there was 5500 gallons of diesel fuel and 100 gallons of hydraulic oil on board at the time of capsizing. The USCG requested trajectory and fate analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 5500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 54.71′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 54.99′ West