M/V CSL Niagara; Lk Erie, approach to Sandusky Bay, OH
Lk Erie, approach to Sandusky Bay, OH | 2013-Nov-18
Initial Notification: On November 18, 2013, the M/V CSL Niagara grounded while approaching Sandusky Bay, OH. Severe storms caused a seiche in Lake Erie. The National Weather Service Detroit predicted a 7.5 ft drop in water levels for western Lake Erie. No discharge was reported but USCG requested a precautionary worst case discharge trajectory for instantaneous release of 145.46 metric tons of IFO 60 and 47.69 metric tons of diesel fuel The MSU also requested a prediction when water level will return to normal to refloat the vessel.
|Products of concern:||IFO 60 and diesel fuel|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||193.15 metric tons|
|Latitude (approximate):||41° 30.26′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||82° 40.10′ West|