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MV Jireh

Mona Island, PR | 2012-Jun-21

Initial Notification: On June 21, 2012, NOAA was notified of the grounding of the M/V Jireh on the west shore of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The 200-foot vessel was reported aground this morning at 0700 local time. The vessel is hard aground on coral, rock and sand bottom. Position is reported as Lat/Lon: 18 04.07N, 067 55.5W. The USCG has requested SSC support in the response/salvage/removal effort and NRDA teams are preparing to address coral injury.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Coral, Grounding
Products of concern:Diesel
Latitude (approximate): 18° 4.07′ North
Longitude (approximate): 67° 55.50′ West