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Yacht GRAND MARIANA 1, Saipan

Saipan, CNMI | 2018-Oct-27

Initial Notification: On October 25, 2018, the Yacht GRAND MARIANA 1 grounded off Smiling Cove in Saipan during Super Typhoon YUTU. USCG Sector Guam has been responding to ligher fuel and possibly remove the vessel. The NOAA SSC for the Pacific Islands and NOAA NMFS natural resource experts in Saipan and Guam have been providing guidance to USCG to minimize injury to natural resources during operations. NMFS has provided Best Management Practices and information on natural resources at risk in the area, including those in the nearby National Park.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 15° 13.29′ North
Longitude (approximate): 145° 43.14′ East