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Diesel Leak from Commercial Fishing Vessel, Grays Harbor, WA

Grays Harbor, WA | 2022-Jun-21

Initial Notification: On June 21, 2022, the USCG Sector Columbia River contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge from the 68’ commercial fishing vessel F/V Townsend. The vessel was taking on water for unknown reasons and the engine room was flooded. As the vessel was dewatered, diesel fuel was also pumped overboard. There is maximum potential for 10,000 gallons diesel. The vessel ran out of fuel and was towed to Grays Harbor. The USCG requested a trajectory and fate of the diesel

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 5000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 46° 52.35′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 11.98′ West