Container Ship Drifting in Heavy Weather off Point Reyes, CA
off Point Reyes, CA | 2022-Apr-08
Initial Notification: At 1900 hrs on 08-APR-2022, USCG District 11 staff alerted their NOAA SSC of a drifting 560’ (172 m) container ship roughly 8 miles off Point Reyes. She was experiencing engine troubles and the anchor was dragging under heavy weather conditions from the NW. Three tugs are en route and a second anchor was deployed, which slowed drift to <1 knot. Even so, she continues to drift towards the Point Reyes National Seashore and is reportedly carrying roughly 39,000 gallons of fuel.
|Products of concern:||Low sulfur diesel|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||39000 gallons|
|Latitude (approximate):||38° 3.63′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||123° 7.67′ West|