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Casco Bay, Maine | 1972-Jul-22

Initial Notification: In the early morning of July 22, 1972, the tanker Tamano grounded on Soldier's Ledge in Casco Bay, Maine, tearing a 20-foot hole in a starboard tank. The tanker continued to its anchorage in Casco Bay before the leak was noticed. The tanker was carrying 550,000 barrels of No. 6 Fuel Oil, 2,380 barrels of which spilled into Casco Bay. The Captain of the Port (COTP), Portland, Maine, was the On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) for the incident. The response ended on October 16. USCG district 1. Keyword: Atlantic Strike Team (AST), sorbent boom, boom, skimmer, vacuum truck, hay, manual removal, high-pressure warm water washing, disposal..

Incident Details
Products of concern:No. 6 Fuel Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 100,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 43° 40.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 10.00′ West