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Tanker Vessel SKS SATILLA; GOM, off Galveston, TX

GOM, off Galveston, TX | 2009-Mar-06

Initial Notification: On March 6, 2009, the SKS SATILLA, a 900-ft Norwegian flagged tank ship carrying approximately 130K MT of crude oil, reported listing 8 degrees and taking on water about 65-miles offshore of Galveston TX. No known cause as of this posting. The USCG is responding and has initially requested NOAA provide a potential trajectory analysis and natural resources at risk assessment. (photo courtesy of USCG)

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 130 metric tons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 35.70′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 51.50′ West