HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, July 26, 2022 @ 10:52 a.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 8:45 a.m. today.

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

Per NRC: “The caller is reporting a sunken vessel with a light unknown oil sheen around it. The vessel sunk due to unknown reasons, but is in the process of being refloated by a salvage company.”

Remedial Actions: Boat is being refloated.

Vessel Type: Fishing
Fuel Capacity: 200 Gallons

Pier Dock #: F

Sheen Information
Sheen Color: Rainbow
Sheen Travel Direction: East
Sheen Size Length: 5 Feet
Sheen Size Width: 3 Feet

This was the 14th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 38th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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