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T/V Kate Maersk collision; Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, LA

Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, LA | 1985-Oct-21

Initial Notification: T/V Kate Maersk was struck by a barge and holed ( 4-6) in the engine fuel tank. Tanker is about 20 miles SE of the Mississippi River Mouth. There is a potential of about 20,000 gallons with an estimated leak rate of 1800 gallons/hours

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 46.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 53.40′ West