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FV Atlantic Sapphire

Georges Bank | 2018-Dec-14

Initial Notification: Ob December 13, 2018, the NOAA SSC was contacted by Canadian Coast Guard regarding the sinking of the FV Atlantic Sapphire near the US/Canada border in heavy seas. The crew was rescued and the vessel sank with 8000 liters (2113 gallons) of diesel fuel. The sinking is almost 150 miles from the US coast and over 100 miles from the Canadian coast. Canadian Coast Guard to overfly the region.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 42° 7.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 67° 6.50′ West