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USCG Vessel Strikes Buoy, Resulting in Release of Marine Diesel, Saginaw Bay, MI

Hampton Township, MI, USA | 2022-May-06

Initial Notification: GL SSC received notification at 0100 (eastern) on May 6th, that the USCG vessel 45703 struck buoy #6 causing a breach in the hull and fuel tanks. Estimated release is 400 gallons of marine diesel. CG requested fate and persistence.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 43° 45.41′ North
Longitude (approximate): 83° 45.73′ West