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Florida | 2019-May-21

Initial Notification: On May 7, 1942, the tanker Joseph M. Cudahy, was torpedoed and sunk during World War II northwest of Key West, Florida. The wreck has been identified as a potential pollution threat in NOAA RULET (Response to Undersea Legacy Environmental Threats). The USCG has requested NOAA review the trajectory analyses and resources at risk information contained in the original RULET report for the vessel to support response planning for the wreck.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 25° 1.37′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 45.38′ West