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Tanker Truck Lube Oil Release; Port Hueneme, CA

Port Hueneme, CA | 2024-Jan-30

Initial Notification: On 30-JAN-2024, a tanker truck hose burst while transferring lubricating oil to a ship docked at the Port Hueneme Navy Yard. This caused a discharge of roughly 30 gallons of lube oil onto the ground, of which 20 gallons reportedly entered the water. A cleanup contractor has been hired and containment boom and sorbent materials have been deployed. An informal request for use of surface washing agent (SWA) was made for the purpose of de-contaminating the ship’s hull prior to departure. USCG and California’s Office of Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR) requested NOAA SSC input and an incident-specific RRT request for SWA use is anticipated.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 34° 9.10′ North
Longitude (approximate): 119° 12.40′ West