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TV Posavina; Boston Harbor, MA

Boston Harbor, MA | 2000-Jun-08

Initial Notification: At 0830 EDT a tug and the T/V Posaviana collided while maneuvering towards the pier in the Chelsea River in Boston Harbor at location 42?23'07.2N"/71?01'24.6"W. Initial report is that the collision holed a tank above the waterline but that 50,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil may have been released into the river. The cleanup contractor, Clean Harbors is on-scene conducting booming and skimming operations. The NOAA SSC is enroute and NOAA/HAZMAT is providing trajectory analysis, weather forecasts, Resources at Risk and other support. USCG district 1.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:#6 fuel oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 50,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 23.07′ North
Longitude (approximate): 71° 1.24′ West