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T/V john A Downs; Long Island Sound, Bartlett Reef, NY

Long Island Sound, Bartlett Reef, NY | 1985-Mar-05

Initial Notification: On the night of 3/4/85 near the entrance to (Bartlett Reef) Long Island Sound, the 113ft tug, John A. Downs began to take on water and flunder. It was reported to ahve 50,000 gal #2 fuel oil and 1000 gal lube oi on board.On the monring of 3/5/85, a slick was reported extending 3/4 mi SW of buoy #4 located at 4` 15.5N and 72 08.5W. The USCG, New London has requested NOAA's presence during the response and trajectory info.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 15.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 72° 8.50′ West