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Marine Debris: partial fishing vessel

off Gold Beach, OR | 2016-Mar-16

Initial Notification: During an overflight on March 16, 2016, USCG Sector North Bend, OR, discovered a 26-30 foot partial fishing vessel roughly 10 miles offshore of Gold Beach, OR that is believed to be Japanese tsunami marine debris. No fuel is believed to be on-board the vessel, but USCG attached a Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoy (SLDMB) to track the debris in the event it poses a hazard to navigation and/or comes ashore.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:Marine debris
Total amount at risk of spill: 0 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 31.65′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 40.65′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable