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Grounded Vessel, Chui Zai Fa No. 1, American Samoa

American Samoa | 2018-Feb-07

Initial Notification: On February 7, 2018, ghd USCG Sector Honolulu has notified the NOAA SSC that the Longliner Chu Zai Fa has grounded on coral reef approximately 200 yards off Leone Bay in American Samoa. The vessel reportedly has 14,000 gallons of diesel onboard. Diesel fumes were detected at about midnight last night, but no oil was observed on the shoreline. A trajectory forecast was requested in the event of a release.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 14000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 14° 20.33′ South
Longitude (approximate): 170° 47.40′ West