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Tug Gregory David; Pool 27, Upper Mississippi River MM 184.5

Pool 27, Upper Mississippi River MM 184.5 | 2016-Mar-03

Initial Notification: On March 3, 2016, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River regarding a damaged tug and release of approximately 200-300 gallons of marine diesel fuel within the lock and dam structure near Granite City, IL (Pool 27, Upper Mississippi River MM 184.5). Tug was transiting the lock and reportedly struck the top of the lock causing through hull damage and piercing the #1 fuel tank around 0930. Vessel is stable and secure within the lock. USCG requested product fate and initial trajectory assessment.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:marine diesel fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 20000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 38° 42.17′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 10.84′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable