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American Samoa | 2018-Dec-06

Initial Notification: On December 5, 2018, the JEANETTE, a 228' commercial fishing vessel, caught fire in Pago Pago harbor and was towed out of the harbor for safety reasons. On December 6, 2018, the vessel sank at 1139 Hawaii Time approximately 17 NM southeast of Pago Pago, American Samoa. It was reported to be carrying as much as 90,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of gasoline. A trajectory forecast was requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 90,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 14° 33.98′ South
Longitude (approximate): 170° 34.51′ West