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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
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
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable
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