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NOAA Safe Seas 2006 Planning; CA

CA | 2006-Aug-07

Initial Notification: THIS IS A DRILL - The NOAA Safe Seas 2006 exercise design focuses on the marine collision between the bulk freight cargo ship M/V Blue Harp in-bound to San Francisco Bay from the south with the outbound Tug Earnest Campbell with the barge Dottie in tow. As a result of the collision, Dottie releases oil and the Blue Harp threatens to release its fuel due to sustained damage. Using this scenario, the Safe Seas 2006 exercise will bring together federal, state, and local responders in order to increase response readiness to a large oil spill in a National Marine Sanctuary in Central California.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil, Fuel Oil, IFO 180
Total amount at risk of spill: 1,500,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 45.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 34.50′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Evaluated but not used
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable