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Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Discharge

Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi, TX USA | 2018-Aug-30

Initial Notification: On August 30, 2018, the NOAA SSC was contacted by USCG Sector Corpus Christi regarding a discharge of oil in the Corpus Christi inner harbor from an overloaded barge. An estimated 1,176 gallons of oil was discharged. USCG requested a potential resources at risk and trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, API ~ 34
Total amount at risk of spill: 20 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 27° 48.77′ North
Longitude (approximate): 97° 24.88′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Evaluated but not used
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable