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Federal On Scene Coordinator’s ReportCoast Guard Sector Puget Sound Spills 1 December 2013 – 12 February 2014 96 Spills Reported 2,195 Gallons Discharged SECTOR PUGET SOUND
Significant Cases ATB COMMITMENT Navy Base Bangor HELENA STAR SECTOR PUGET SOUND
ATB COMMITTMENTCracked Hull – Port Angeles • What happened: • During fuel transfer, oil sheen appeared in water. Conducted dive survey and discovered a 3” crack in hull, near fuel tank. • Pictures indicate the crack in the hull, and the repair done with Splash Zone SECTOR PUGET SOUND
Navy Base Bangor – Fuel Discharge from Facility • What happened: • Pump malfunction on waste oil tank caused overflow of tank and subsequent discharge into the Hood Canal at a slow rate for approx 23 min. • Boom/sorbents in place and 5 skimming vsls o/s cleaning • CG response team on scene w/ state and other federal partners to assist in clean up • Case and investigation are on-going • Initially reported as 50 gals of oily water discharged on shore with some sheening in water – fully contained in boom – on Feb 10th • Rcvd second NRC report via WSDOT of a large sheen throughout HoodCanal SECTOR PUGET SOUND
M/V HELENA STAR(update) What happened: Significance: • Vessel lift attempt was unsuccessful due to hull integrity issues. Operations halted due to fish window closure • Department of Natural Resources will contract to re-attempt lift when fish window reopens in July. • USCG to stand by for on water recovery assistance. SECTOR PUGET SOUND
Regional Challenges • Northern Border (West and East of Cascades) • Fostering PNW Economic Engine to include Beyond the Border initiative • Changing Energy Picture • Environmental/Tribal Sensitivities in Region • Training Next Generation of Marine Inspectors • Safety and Security Operations (Navy, WSF, JHOC and Arctic) • Natural Disaster Response • Japan Tsunami Debris Support • Response “V” SECTOR PUGET SOUND
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