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Drug Interdiction

40 miles south of Dominican Republic | 2016-Mar-08

Initial Notification: On March 8, 2016, the USCG contacted the NOAA SSC regarding scuttling considerations for an interdicted drug smuggling vessel 40 miles south of the Dominican Republic.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 2500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 16° 30.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 71° 13.80′ West