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T/V Jacob Kyle Rusthoven

MM 664 Mississippi River (near Helena, AR) | 2018-Sep-12

Initial Notification: On September 12, 2018 at 1:44 p.m. ET, the National Response Center received a report of a potential discharge of 13,300 gallons (approximately 316.7 barrels) of diesel fuel in the Lower Mississippi River (MM 670) near Helena, AR. The incident occurred on September 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. CT when the T/V Jacob Kyle Rusthoven carrying nine (9) loaded rock barges caught fire. The crew of the vessel abandoned ship and were retrieved by a nearby vessel and three (3) of the barges broke free in the river. USCG requested initial Resources at Risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 34° 31.87′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 33.81′ West