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T/V Ed McLaughlin Sinking Ohio River

Cheshire, OH | 2019-Feb-09

Initial Notification: On the afternoon of February 8th, 2019, the T/V Ed MCLaughlin capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. The vessel sank in approximately 75 feet of water with 4906 gals of diesel, 110 gals of lube oil, and 55 gals of hydraulic oil aboard. Light sheening has been reported near the vessel sinking site. USCG requested fate, effects, and trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 8000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 38° 54.96′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 7.47′ West