T/V Dubai Star; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA | 2009-Oct-30
Initial Notification: On October 30, 2009, NOAA ERD was notified of a bunkering (fueling) accident in San Francisco Bay from the DUBAI STAR, a Panamanian flagged tank ship. The incident occurred at 7:00 AM local time at San Francisco Bay Anchorage #9. An unknown amount of heavy fuel oil was released and a 1-mile long rainbow sheen was reported in the water. NOAA ERD has been requested to provide scientific support including spill trajectory modeling.
|Products of concern:||Bunker Fuel|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||800 gallons|
|Latitude (approximate):||37° 45.95′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||122° 20.46′ West|
|In-Situ Burn:||Unknown/Not applicable|