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Towing Vessel JAKE SHEARER Voyage WX Forecast; Kitimat-Stikine, BC, Canada

Kitimat-Stikine, BC, Canada | 2017-Dec-01

Initial Notification: On December 1, 2017, the NOAA Pacific RRO received a request from USCG Sector Puget Sound for a weather request for an emergency tow from Norman Morrison Bay, B.C. (Canada) to Ketchikan, AK. Towing Vessel JAKE SHEARER, a 4,492 HP ATB (Articulated Tug & Barge) was disconnected from it's rigid connection to it's tow, Tank Barge ZIDELL 277m a loaded tank barge with 67,696 BBLS ULSD and 11,051 BBLS RUL. Tug and tow sought safe refuge to await tow to Ketchikan, AK, from another vessel for repairs. ETD safe anchorage Saturday, 02DEC17, 0700. Weather through Tuesday, 05DEC17 for route provided.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:N/A
Total amount at risk of spill: N/A gallons
Latitude (approximate): 52° 49.76′ North
Longitude (approximate): 129° 30.08′ West