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Bremerton Navy Yard; Bremerton, Washington

Bremerton, Washington | 1985-Sep-01

Initial Notification: To: Lt. Dan Cargill, Mso Seattle From: Bob Pavia, NOAA SSC Subj: Bremerton Navy Spill Winds for the region are forecast as light and variable through tonight. Tomorrow winds will again be light, 5-15kts, with a generally southerly direction. Oil landfall is difficult to predict and is very dependent on what the wind does tomorrow. The oil in Dyes and Sinclair Inlet will tend to mill around with no dominate direction. Oil near rich Passage will be drawn into the Sound on the ebb tide. the next ebb will peak at about 1800. Oil in Port Orchard will tend to move north if the winds are as predicted. In general the threat area can be taken as Port Orchard to Waterman Pt., the north side of Rich Passage, the west side of Bainbridge Island, and the northern end of Dyes Inlet. It is not possible to pridict how oil leaving Rich Passage on an ebb will move in the Sound. Clam Bay is at some risk. Sensitive Environmental Resources There are a number of very sensitive sheltered tidal flats and marshes(ESI 9-10) in Sinclair and Dyes Inlets. Subject to the trajectory information above, these should be a high priority for protection. Sinclair INlet southwest end Dyes Inlet Silverdale Madrona Pt. Mud Bay Phinney Bay Chico Bay There are a wide variety of shore, wading, and diving birds and waterfowl in the Inlets, Port Orchard, and especially Clam Bay. River Otter are found at the southwest end of Sinclair. Numerous streams in the area support salmon. Juvenile migration of coho and chum should be taking place. There are two mariculture facilities, one at Beans Pt, and one at Clam Bay on Rich Passage, which should be notified of the spill. Movement of the slicks and wind direction should be watched closely tomorrow. Protective booming should be considered in sensitive areas if impacts seem likely. If the oil is heavier than #2, it will persist in the water and on land for longer periods. USCG district 13.

Incident Details
Products of concern:oil
Latitude (approximate): 47° 33.24′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 38.76′ West