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Cargo Vessel MV Bonnie G aground; St. Thomas, USVI

Charlotte Amalie West, St. Thomas, USVI | 2023-Oct-04

Initial Notification: On October 4, 2023, the NOAA was notified of an180 foot cargo vessel that had sunk on 04 Oct 2023 ½ mile from the St, Thomas airport. It was later reported that the 42-year-old former offshore supply vessel was loaded with 13000 gallons of diesel fuel. She was on a regular run from St. Croix in the early hours of October 4, and her crew contacted the Coast Guard to report that they were aground and taking on water in the engine room. Despite rough surface conditions, a Coast Guard boat crew rescued all 12 people aboard.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 13000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 18° 19.49′ North
Longitude (approximate): 64° 58.42′ West