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42ft. Vessel collision/sinking

9 mi ENE of Vieques, PR | 2014-Sep-23

Initial Notification: On September 21, 2014, a 42' pleasure craft sank 9 miles ENE of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. The pleasure craft sank with a maximum capcity of 250 gallons of diesel fuel and 2 gallons of lube oil in approximately 129 ft of water. The USCG Sector San Juan contacted NOAA ERD at 1120ET to request fate and trajectory analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 250 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 18° 11.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 65° 7.00′ West