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Container Ship Leaking SHC Lubricating Oil En Route to Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK | 2022-Aug-05

Initial Notification: On 5-Aug-2022, the USCG Sector Anchorage reported that the MV Maunalei, a 600' container ship was traveling north to Anchorage while leaking lubricating oil at an estimated rate of 6 gallons per hour. The USCG requested information on the fate and effects of the oil in the marine environment.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:SHC lubricating oil
Latitude (approximate): 53° 52.34′ North
Longitude (approximate): 137° 40.81′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable