Project Tag: vessel defueling

FV St. Patrick Defuel

Reports of a large oil sheen in Women’s Bay off Kodiak Island in Alaska were reported on Aug. 5, 2021 just a few days after a large earthquake struck the Alaskan peninsula. A US Coast Guard overflight confirmed the sheen, which appeared to be caused by an unknown submerged source. The USCG contacted Global Diving …

Barrier Island Stranded Vessel Defueling

F/V Tamara Alane lost power and ran aground in the Shackleford Banks Marine Protected Area in North Carolina, a sensitive island habitat for wild horses, plovers and sea turtles. It was reported that the vessel had an estimated 7,000 gallons of fuel on board. Our Southeast MER Diving office was contacted to defuel the vessel; …