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Fertilizer Barge in Tangier Sound; Tangier Sound, MD VA

Tangier Sound, MD VA | 1984-Dec-12

Initial Notification: Barge at MD-VA border Tangier Sound - western shoal of Wats Island. It has possible wing hull damage (slight stbd list noted). No spilage reported. Cargo is 301,932 gal URAN30, 30% soln URAN32, in water - components - 10.9lbs/gal. water - 42.9% ammonia nitrate, 32.2% urea, .03% ammonia, .015% rust inhibitor, remainder water. Want to know potential of environmental hazard if fertilizer is spilled.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 37° 48.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 54.00′ West