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M/V Paul R. Tregurtha Engine Room Fire

Brimley, MI | 2018-Jun-18

Initial Notification: On the morning of June 18th, 2018, the M/V Paul R. Tregurtha, a 1,013 foot bulk carrier suffered an engine room fire. The vessel is carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel, and 90,000 gallons of caustic soda. USCG has requested a trajectory and fate and effects for caustic soda and intermediate fuel oil. No reports of pollution, all crewmembers accounted for.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Caustic Soda Solution
Total amount at risk of spill: 90000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 46° 31.51′ North
Longitude (approximate): 84° 42.32′ West