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Tugboat Richard K Adrift; Block Island Sound, NY

Block Island Sound, NY | 1985-Jan-19

Initial Notification: Tugboat Richard K was adrift in Block Island Sound at 2 mi. NW of Little Gull Is with 20,000 barrels of gasoline onboard. Current conditions include 20-30 kts winds from teh W and 8-10 ft seas. The tug seems to be heading toward Block Island. Last position reported was 41.14N and 71 49W

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 13.09′ North
Longitude (approximate): 72° 8.57′ West