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Damaged Freighter Rubymar, Red Sea; Gulf of Aden

Gulf of Aden | 2024-Feb-22

Initial Notification: On February 22, 2024, the US Navy Fleet Desk Officer contacted NOAA's Emergency Response Division requesting support with modeling and associated environmental impact for spill/release of 21,000 metric tons of fertilizer in the Gulf of Aden from a damaged freighter.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Fertilizer
Total amount at risk of spill: 21,000 metric tons
Latitude (approximate): 12° 18.81′ North
Longitude (approximate): 43° 43.86′ East