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FV Misty Blue

13 Baxter Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA | 2018-Feb-21

Initial Notification: On December 4, 2017, the Fishing Vessel MISTY BLUE, a clam dredger, sank approximately 13 miles south east of Nantucket, resulting in the loss of its 2 crewmen. The vessel is currently resting in approximately 90 feet of water. At the time of the incident a reported 1600 gallons of diesel and 100 gallons of lubes were onboard the vessel. A sheen was seen from this vessel for multiple days. A dive team was able to apply plastic bags over the vents and tighten the fuel fill caps around 15 Dec. USCG Sector SENE has requested the NOAA SSC to consider risks associated with the vessel and fuel.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 11.02′ North
Longitude (approximate): 69° 46.13′ West