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Galveston Bay UTV

Galveston Bay. Tx | 2009-Mar-12

Initial Notification: On the morning of March 12, NOAA SSC, Charlie Henry, was notified concerning a UTV that hit a submerged object inside of Galveston Bay and was taking on water. The vessel was not leaking oil and it has 13,400 gallons of diesel onboard. The vessel is on the north side of Pelican Island.

Incident Details
Spill, potential spill, or other:Potential Oil Spill
Cause of incident:Vessel hit under water object
Products of concern:Diesel fuel
Amount spilled (approximate): 0
Total amount at risk of spill: 13,400 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 20.52′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 49.11′ West
Note: Documents are posted chronologically and early reports likely contain factual errors. These errors may be corrected in a later report.