HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Jan. 24 @ 11:07 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Eureka

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 Eureka at around 3:53 p.m. today.

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

**** THIS IS A POTENTIAL RELEASE ****

PER NRC REPORT "CALLER IS REPORTING A POTENTIAL RELEASE OF DIESEL FUEL FROM A SUNKEN VESSEL. CALLER STATED F/V SUNUP SANK OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH JETTIES OF HUMBOLDT BAY, DUE TO UNKNOWN CAUSES. TWO POB'S WERE RESCUED BY THE COAST GUARD. TWO INDIVIDUALS WERE RESCUED BY COAST GUARD, VESSEL WAS UNRECOVERABLE AND SANK, MSD, CG AND OWNER WILL GO OUT TOMORROW TO SEE IF VESSEL CAN BE RAISED FROM THE WATER. Fuel Capacity: 1300 GALLON"

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the seventh petroleum spill in the county overall.


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