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Offloading of Undocumented/Suspect Hazmat in Shipping Containers, Savannah, GA

Offshore Savannah, GA | 2023-Jul-21

Initial Notification: On 20 July 2023, USCG MSU Savannah was informed that the 1150 ft Maltese-flagged vessel M/V Magellan had potentially damaged containers onboard that contained lithium batteries and other hazardous materials. NOAA was contacted on 21 July to help evaluate risks and response options in the event the batteries or other hazmat overheats or otherwise has a reaction.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:Hazmat
Latitude (approximate): 31° 59.96′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 25.97′ West