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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
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