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.
|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|
|Shoreline Cleanup:||Unknown/Not applicable|
|In-Situ Burn:||Unknown/Not applicable|