Sundarbans Oil Spill
Bangladesh | 2014-Dec-10
Initial Notification: On December 9, 2014, the oil tanker "Southern Star 7" sank in a river in Bangladesh after being struck by the freighter M/V Total. Heavy fuel oil from the tanker has contaminated the Sundarbans region of southwestern Bangladesh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes many wildlife refuges and protected areas. NOAA is part of a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) assessment team providing assistance.
|Products of concern:||Heavy Fuel Oil|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||100,000 gallons|
|Latitude (approximate):||22° 21.24′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||89° 40.29′ East|