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Broken up vessel "Dickey Byrd"; Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Santa Cruz, CA, USA | 2018-Jul-01

Initial Notification: On July 1, 2018, the USCG Sector San Francisco staff contacted their NOAA SSC about the vessel “Dickey Bird” that had been the subject of a search and rescue case, but was now broken up offshore near Grotto Beach near Santa Cruz, CA. The vessel is believed to contain 40 gallons of diesel fuel. Given the proximity to sensitive shorelines, the USCG requested information on oil fate & transport.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 40 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 57.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 6.00′ West