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32-Foot Recreational Fishing Vessel Sunk Offshore Texas

Offshore Texas | 2023-Feb-21

Initial Notification: On February 21, 2023, MSU Texas City contacted NOAA SSC regarding the vessel Aliikai, a 32ft recreational fishing vessel which sank with approximately 200 gallons of unleaded gasoline onboard. She is on the bottom in 80 ft of water, approximately 6 miles offshore the mouth of the Brazos River. No discharge has been reported, or sheen observed. All passengers recovered safely. MSU Texas City requested input on fate and effects of potential discharge, likelihood and trajectory of potential vessel drift, and information about resources at risk. Phone support provided.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:unleaded gasolinge
Total amount at risk of spill: 200 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 47.15′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 19.47′ West