HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, July 26 @ 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 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.