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M/V Supe

off Zorritos, Peru | 2008-Feb-01

Initial Notification: At 0900hrs on 31JAN2008, the vessel Supe was involved in a fire and explosion and reportedly sank off the Peruvian coast with approximately 11,000 gallons of crude oil on board. The USCG District-11 Command Center reported that the slick was observed approximately 7nm NW of Zorritos, Peru (03° 38'S 080° 46'W) shortly before 0800hrs 1FEB2008. NOAA trajectory support was requested on behalf of the Ecuadorian Navy to determine whether the spill might threaten territorial waters 30+nm away.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 11,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 3° 38.00′ South
Longitude (approximate): 80° 46.00′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable