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Tug Adrift off Washington Coast

Tug adrift off Quinalt River | 2017-May-23

Initial Notification: On May 23, 2017, the USCG Sector Columbia River notified the NOAA SSC of a 113 ft tug adrift off the Washington Coast. It is towing an empty barge and the tug has a maximum fuel capacity of 65,000 gallons of diesel. The vessel owner, Salmon Bay Barge Line, is working to get a contract tow company to tow the tug and barge to Grays Harbor. Trajectory of drifting tug requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 47° 13.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 25.20′ West