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50-foot Sport Fishing Vessel Sinking, Pensacola Beach, FL

Pensacola Beach, FL, USA | 2022-Jul-09

Initial Notification: On July 9, 2022, the USCG Sector Mobile contacted the NOAA SSC regarding an incident involving a sinking 50-foot fishing vessel "SLOW MOTION" with approximately 750 gallons of diesel aboard. The vessel is located about 2 miles south of Fort Pickens, FL. The USCG requested a trajectory and fate of a worst-case discharge of 750 gallons of diesel. USCG News Release: The Coast Guard rescued nine boaters from the water after their vessel became submerged approximately two miles south of Pensacola Pass, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a mayday call at 10:47 a.m. from the 50-foot Sport Fisher Slow Motion. The recreational vessel reportedly ran aground, with all nine boaters aboard abandoning the vessel. Watchstanders diverted a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola that was already patrolling the area. The Pensacola boatcrew arrived on scene at 10:56 a.m., recovered all nine people out of the water and transported them back to Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola. All nine boaters were reported with no medical concerns. For more information follow us on Facebook and Twitter. -USCG-

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 750 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 30° 17.72′ North
Longitude (approximate): 87° 17.92′ West
Public Information and Incident-Related Links
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Office: 504-671-2020 After Hours: 618-225-9008 Eighth District online newsroom