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Sunken Dredge Tender, Calcasieu Channel

Louisiana | 2019-Oct-01

Initial Notification: On October 1, 2019, a tender sank in Calcasieu Channel, carrying an estimated 100 gallons of diesel and 30 gallons of engine oil. MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC for advice on where to look for oil at first light. Sheen visible near vessel. Extent of discharge unknown. Advice on recommended search area provided.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 51.61′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 20.72′ West