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Hydraulic Fluid Discharge; Offshore Freeport, TX

TX | 2024-May-31

Initial Notification: On May 30, 2024, at approximately 2200 local, an estimated 100 gallons of hydraulic fluid was discharged from a dump scale being towed by a barge approximately 3 miles offshore Freeport, TX (NRC#1400428). MSU Texas City contacted NOAA SSC to inquire if a sheen or slick was visible on satellite imagery.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Hydraulic Fluid
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 52.52′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 15.73′ West