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Pleasure Craft Adrift and Sinking, Southwest of Half Moon Bay, CA

SSW of Half Moon Bay, CA | 2023-Feb-04

Initial Notification: On 04-FEB-2023, USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC about the 70' yacht SERENITY believed to be carrying 600-700 gallons fuel on board when it began taking on water. People were safely removed from the vessel during a USCG search & rescue (SAR) operation. Sector SF IMD requested a vessel drift estimate.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 700 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 23.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 32.37′ West