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Submerged Barge, Newtown Creek, Brooklyn, NY

New York, NY, USA | 2023-Dec-16

Initial Notification: On the morning of 16 December 2023, US EPA Region II notified the NOAA SSC that there is a submerged tug and lift barge in Newtown Creek, Brooklyn, New York. The tug is releasing a light sheen. US EPA is the FOSC with USCG Sector New York providing support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:oil
Latitude (approximate): 40° 43.43′ North
Longitude (approximate): 73° 55.58′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable