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Partially Submerged Vessel off the Port of Los Angeles, CA

off the Port of Los Angeles, CA | 2023-Mar-14

Initial Notification: On March 14, 2023, the USCG Sector LA/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC about a partially submerged 30-40’ vessel that is currently the subject of a USCG search & rescue operation. The vessel is currently adrift roughly 3.3 NM Southwest of the Angeles Gate entrance to the Port of Los Angeles. A ½ mile sheen has been observed around the vessel, but the vessel name, type, fuel type, and fuel capacity are unknown at this time. USCG requested trajectory support for an estimated maximum potential of 800 gallons of diesel fuel.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 800 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 39.90′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 17.25′ West