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Tarball Incident: SE Florida; Lighthouse Point, FL, USA

Lighthouse Point, FL, USA | 2018-May-27

Initial Notification: On May 27, 2018, the USCG Sector Miami reported that weathered tarballs have washed ashore in three beach locations in Florida. 0.5 miles at Lake Worth, 1.5 miles at Delray Beach, and 1.5 miles at Pompano. USCG plans to employ cleanup contractors tomorrow and conduct SCAT between Pompano and Delray tomorrow morning. NOAA is trying to evaluate potential hindcast source location and RAR information pertaining to potential turtle nesting activities.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 26° 16.60′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 4.60′ West