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UTV Eric Haney

MM 13.5 Upper Mississippi River | 2017-Jul-09

Initial Notification: On July 9, 2017, the US Coast Guard MSU Paducah (Sector Ohio Valley) contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the UTV Eric Henry which struck the dike on the right descending bank on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, IL. The engine room flooded and the vessel sank near Mile Marker 13.5. Vessel was carrying 78,893 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,600 gallons of lube oil. USCG is requesting trajectory analysis for worst case discharge.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel fuel, lube oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 80,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 5.40′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 16.80′ West