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Barge on Fire after Lightning Strike, Delaware Bay, NJ

Downe, NJ, USA | 2022-May-23

Initial Notification: On 23 May 2022, USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC that a barge loaded with scrap metal was on fire as a result of getting struck by lightning during a storm event on Sunday evening, 22 May 2022. Marine fire fighting teams are on-scene. USCG Sector Delaware Bay has requested technical and scientific support from SSC.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:Recycled metal
Latitude (approximate): 39° 7.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 10.80′ West