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Ridgeway St, St Clair Shores, MI 48080, USA | 2018-Jan-29

Initial Notification: On January 29, 2018, the USCG requested assistance with an 81 foot tug boat in Lake St. Clair that has been a chronic problem for the USCG and has begun leaking again. The keel is sitting on the bottom in the marine and the water is 3 feet from the main decks, but the engine room appears to be communicating with the waters (Lake St. Clair). The vessel is iced in. In addition, the USCG is concerned about possible asbestos exposure to workers entering the vessel, so additional precautions are being considered. NOAA was contacted on 1/29/18 and is coordinating a jointly edited Resources-at-Risk with regional stakeholders.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 50000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 27.91′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 52.51′ West