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Dublin Express Oil Spill, Staten Island, New York

Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY | 2019-Mar-28

Initial Notification: On March 28, 2019, the USCG Sector New York notified the NOAA SSC that the Container Vessel Dublin Express's hull was damaged by a container that fell from her deck in heavy sea conditions. It is reported that between 12 and 16 containers were lost. As the vessel was docking, crew members observed an oil sheen behind the vessel. Areas along the shoreline of Elizabeth NJ have been impacted. An unknown amount of #6 bunker fuel was released. The USCG is on-scene. USCG has requested a NOAA trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:#6 bunker fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 100,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 33.43′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 12.92′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable