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Tugs Napa River-Sea Breeze Collision; Benicia, California

Benicia, California | 1986-Jan-04

Initial Notification: On January 4, 1986, the 65-foot tug, Napa River, collided in foggy conditions with the tug Sea Breeze, which had been pushing a barge loaded with crude oil. Small amounts of oil were released as the Napa River sank; the majority of the fuel and oil was released over the next few days. The captain of the Napa River drowned, but the remaining crew members were picked up by the Sea Breeze. USCG district 11.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Crude oil
Latitude (approximate): 38° 2.17′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 8.88′ West