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Sunken Tug, Eugene Island Block, Offshore LA; Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico | 2017-May-29

Initial Notification: On May 25, 2017, the USCG MSU Morgan City contacted NOAA SSC to evaluate if shoreline impact was anticipated from a sunken tug in the Eugene Island Block, Offshore Louisiana. Tug is carrying 4,400 gallons of diesel, but is not known to have discharged. No NRC # has been filed, case is currently in Search and Rescue (SAR) phase. Phone support provided.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 4,400 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 48.20′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 38.20′ West