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Barbuda, Trinidad | 1991-Mar-06

Initial Notification: On March 6, 1991, the motor barge VESTA BELLA, containing 560,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil, sank about 30 miles southeast of Barbuda, Trinidad. Oil was seen bubbling up from the sunken barge; U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) overflight observers reported a slick containing patches of sheen with some brown areas extending 15 by 5 nautical miles. USCG district 7.

Incident Details
Products of concern:#6 fuel oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 560,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 10° 19.64′ North
Longitude (approximate): 60° 55.46′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable