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Tug Releasing Residual Sheen; Orcas Island, WA

525 Deer Harbor Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245 | 2023-Nov-20

Initial Notification: On 20-NOV-2023, the USCG Sector Puget Sound IMD notified the NOAA NW SSC that the 80’ Tug El Capitan began to release a residual sheen in Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA on 18-NOV. In 2020, the vessel had previously sunk and the USCG removed all accessible fuel products. On November 18th, the vessel began to release a residual sheen, IOSA hard boomed the area. On the 19th, Global dove on the vessel and plugged one vent, replaced sorbent boom and pads and no additional sheen has been observed.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 48° 37.75′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 57.56′ West