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Tanker Vessel Sunk Northwest of Aruba

Caribbean Sea | 2022-Jun-03

Initial Notification: On June 3, 2022, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC for Florida and the Caribbean that the 300-foot tanker M/V Cetus under the Comoros flag sank on 27 May 130 NM NW of Aruba in the central Caribbean Sea. Many details on the sinking and vessel cargo are still being gathered. A report of a 6 by 8 NM slick was reported by the Caribbean Dutch Coast Guard on 27 May. Jamaica has formally requested support from the U.S. NRT including satellite imagery and trajectory products from NOAA.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:HFO and Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 544500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 14° 45.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 31.00′ West