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M/V Nememcha fuel oil spill; Key West, FL

Key West, FL | 1985-Jan-18

Initial Notification: About 30 tons of heavy fuel oil was spilled from M/V Nememcha approx 18 miles SSW of Key West, FL. The slick is reported to be about 20 miles long and 200 yards wide. At 0730 its position was reported and moving towards Key West. Morning winds were at 9-10 knots SSW but a front was expected to move in between 0900 and 1500 pst that would shift winds to NW 10-15 kts.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 24° 19.38′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 6.90′ West