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Sunken 60-Foot Shrimping Vessel, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Bolivar Peninsula, TX | 2023-Mar-15

Initial Notification: On March 14, 2023, the vessel F/V Tu-Thao, a 60 ft steel hull shrimping vessel sank approximately a half mile off Bolivar Peninsula in about 16 ft of water. All crew were rescued. Vessel was reported to be carrying 500-600 gallons of diesel fuel. Vessel is not actively sheening. MSU Texas City is working with owner to remove pollution, and requested fate and trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 600 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 30.28′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 29.67′ West