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Pusher Tug Capsized/Sunk; Willamette River, Gladstone, OR

Willamette River, Gladstone, OR | 2023-Dec-14

Initial Notification: On 14-DEC-2023, the USCG Sector Columbia River called the NOAA SSC about a 25’ pusher Tug KMT-3 that capsized and sank on the Willamette River on 13-DEC with approx. 700 gallons of diesel on board. The USCG requested support on resources at risk and the applicability of technology to locating the vessel.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 700 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 45° 22.60′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 36.99′ West