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Tug MAZAPETA sunk; Little Potato Slough, Stockton, CA

Little Potato Slough, Stockton, CA | 2023-Sep-26

Initial Notification: On the afternoon of 26-SEP-2023, USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC for oil fate/transport support for an ongoing sunken vessel case in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. On 04-SEP, the Tug MAZAPETA sank to the bottom (partially submerged) in Little Potato Slough, a tributary of the Stockton Deep Water Channel. The owner estimated 1,000 gallons diesel and 600 gallons engine oil were on-board at the time of sinking. Sector San Francisco requested oil fate/transport information to assist in discussions with the City of Stockton and other key stakeholders

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel and lube
Total amount at risk of spill: 1600 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 38° 3.44′ North
Longitude (approximate): 121° 30.06′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable