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APEX 3508 ; Lower Mississippi River MM 937

Lower Mississippi River MM 937 | 2015-Sep-03

Initial Notification: On September 3, 2015, the USCG District 8 notified the NOAA SSC of a collision between two towing vessels on the Lower Mississippi River at MM 937 in the vicinity of Columbus, KY. One barge of slurry oil was severely damaged and discharged one tank's entire contents. USCG requests NOAA to provide product fate and effects.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Slurry Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 250,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 45.87′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 7.14′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable