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Sheen from Sunken Fishing Vessel in Five Fathom Creek, McClellan, SC

McClellanville, SC, USA | 2023-Jun-09

Initial Notification: On June 9, 2023, the USCG Sector Charleston called to report a sunken fishing vessel in Five Fathom Creek near McClellan, SC. The vessel had been weathered and sunk for some time but had just begun to release a sheen from an estimated 100 gallons of diesel fuel still onboard. NOAA provided a resources at risk report. No information was provided as to any USCG response actions or potential adverse effects to any protected resources or habitat.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 33° 3.12′ North
Longitude (approximate): 79° 28.74′ West