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Crude Oil Spill at Port Manatee in Tampa Bay, FL

St. Petersburg, FL, USA | 2023-Sep-01

Initial Notification: Late on August 31, 2023, a crude oil spill occurred at Port Manatee in Tampa Bay. The estimated volume of release oil is 3500 gallons. Most of the oil is within the Port Manatee Basin but some has escaped the basin and entered Tampa Bay. USCG is on the scene investigating. Currently, the source is uncertain. Imagery from NOAA NGS post-hurricane Idalia flights show some sheen in the Port basin, This imagery was obtained sometime during the morning on 1 Sept, 2023. NOAA is preparing a trajectory forecast, oil fate analysis, Resources at Risk, and an initial draft emergency consultation form for the USCG.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 3500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 27° 38.04′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 33.91′ West