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Commercial Fishing Vessel Hard Aground, Horn Island, MS

Horn Island MS | 2023-Jun-14

Initial Notification: On June 14, 2023, the USCG Sector Mobile notified the NOAA SSC that 55-foot CFV CAPTAIN QUINTINN ran aground near the west end of Horn Island with a max capacity of 3,800 gallons of diesel onboard. The vessel is currently hard aground with a significant list to port. Personnel from the Gulf Islands National Seashore confirmed the vessel is breaking up due to the elements. There is a sheen in the water along the south side of the island and a diesel line of emulsified oil extending approx. 50 feet on the South Side of Horn Island beach. The Gulf Islands National Seashore contact also confirmed there is debris in the water and on the beach. The NOAA SSC provided a trajectory and RAR.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 3800 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 30° 14.62′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 46.27′ West