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Sundarbans Oil Spill; Bangladesh

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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
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