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Woods Hole, Mystery Spill

16 Albatross St, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA | 2018-Jan-23

Initial Notification: On January 22, 2018, the USCG contacted NOAA regarding a mystery spill in Woods Hole (Massachusetts) Harbor that was thought to have occurred the prior day. A sheen of approximately 100x100 yards oiled parts of the harbor and shoreline including the NOAA Marine Biological Lab. The NOAA SSC was contacted on the morning of 1/22 and advised US Coast Guard on cleanup issues. Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. took sample of the oil and have provided analysis. Cleanup and investigation continues

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Bilge (diesel and lube oil)
Total amount at risk of spill: 200-500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 41° 31.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 40.44′ West