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Ferry Caribbean Fantasy

San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2016-Aug-17

Initial Notification: On August 17, 2016, at 1040 local time, the ferry Caribbean Fantasy was reported on fire outside San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. A major search and rescue effort is underway with approximately 500 passengers on board. Position is reported as 18 degrees. 28 min. 36.50 sec north 066 degrees. 10 min. 15.48 sec. West. USCG reports 6279 bbl of #6 fuel oil and assorted container cargo. NOAA support has been requested for modeling and resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Passenger & car ferry / cruise ship
Total amount at risk of spill: 6279 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 18° 28.97′ North
Longitude (approximate): 66° 8.19′ West
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