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Mystery Tar Balls; Bandon, OR

Bandon, OR, USA | 2023-Oct-12

Initial Notification: On October 12, 2023, the USCG Sector Columbia River contacted the NOAA NW RRO in reference to a potential sheen reported at Bandon, OR. USCG is en route and has sent photos they received from on-scene and requested an opinion on whether this is a natural phenomenon or a petroleum release.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 43° 11.84′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 23.97′ West