HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, April 7 @ 10:35 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Shelter Cove

A new hazardous materials incident involving petroleum has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near waterways in Shelter Cove at around 9:07 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

About 70 gallons of a substance described as “diesel or gasoline” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

CALLER STATED A PLEASURE CRAFT SANK WITH APPROXIMATELY 70 GALLONS OF
DIESEL ON BOARD (30 GALLONS IN THE TANK, 40 GALLONS IN CONTAINERS ON
DECK). CALLER STATED THE VESSEL STRUCK A ROCK DUE TO UNKNOWN CAUSES.
CHRIS Code: GAS Official Material Name: GASOLINE: AUTOMOTIVE (UNLEADED)
—-VESSEL INFORMATION—-
Name: MIDNIGHT SUN Number: N/A Aground: NO
Flag:
Length: 40 Breadth: Draught:
Type: PLEASURE CRAFT
FIRE DEPT RESCUED ALL POB'S FROM THE VESSEL, INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY.

This was the 1st hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Shelter Cove area this year and the 1st petroleum spill in the county overall.



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