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Navy Vessel Sunk after Collision with Security Zone Boom, Bangor Trident Base, WA

Bangor Trident Base, WA, USA | 2023-Jan-23

Initial Notification: On Jan-19, 2023, a 36' Navy vessel sank after colliding with the Naval Station Bangor security zone boom. The vessel sank in 150 ft of water with 80 gallons of diesel on board. The USCG contacted the NOAA NW SSC on behalf of the Navy to request a RAR.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 80 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 47° 44.26′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 44.47′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable