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F/V Aaron and Melissa II

50 miles east of Rockland, ME | 2018-Nov-13

Initial Notification: On November 14, 2018, the 76 foot fishing vessel Aaron and Melissa II sank approximately 50 miles east of Rockland, Maine in 88 fathoms (500+ feet) of water. All hands were rescued from the sea and the ship went down with an estimated 3-5 thousand gallons of diesel fuel on-board. The NOAA SSC was contacted on that afternoon for for oil fate and movement support and a discussion of resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 5000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 43° 6.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 68° 21.60′ West