TYPICAL CASES: Mystery sheens Sunken vessels Grounded vessels Mystery drums Facility /releases Vsl discharges/releases Exercises Derelict vessels Japan Tsunami marine debris Marine Environmental Response The 16-person Incident Management Division at Sector Columbia River responds to all pollution threats along the Columbia River, and the coastlines and navigable waters of Oregon and southern Washington state.
Sector Columbia River IMD numbers Sector Columbia River has issued 15 Letters of Warning so far in 2014, and 9 Notice of Violations (about average). Since the last RRT, we have had 11 reports of Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (a significant increase!). Feb 2014-present: 102 NRC reports (avg 1+ a day) 12 Mystery sheens 3 Sunken vessels 2 Grounded vessels 5 Mystery drums 3 Facility discharges/releases 5 Vessel discharges/releases 5 Exercises 6 Derelict vessels 11 reports Tsunami debris LAST RRT: LAST YEAR: 8084 1519 67 910 4 44 55 79 85 13
Derelict Vessel, Portland, Mar. 7 Summary 1207, Mar. 7: 26-foot vessel sunk at Willamette Cove next to BNSF RR Bridge in Portland in 22 feet of water. Est. discharge of 1- 2 gal diesel; IMD deemed product to be unrecoverable and issued vessel owner USCG Letter of Warning.
F/V Silver Girl, Warrenton, OR, March 9 Summary 0750, Mar 9: Clatsop County Sheriff reported F/V Silver Girl had significant sheen around it. IMD deployed and found two leaking drums on deck; vessel owner arrived, hired contractor to remove all pollutants; CG enforcement followed thru NOV issuance.
F/V JO MARIE, Brookings, Or., Jan. 20 10-12 CFVs navigate around sunken vsl each day for a week
Vehicle in water, Seaside, OR, April 2 Summary 1225, Apr. 2: Driver rolls vehicle off bridge in Seaside, OR, into the Necanicum River. Complex 2-day operation mitigates 15-gal discharge. Slight sheen observed; no sig. injuries, no sig. pollution, as car removed.
Barge ELAND, Nehalem, OR, April 11 Summary 1353, Apr. 11: Significant sheen reported in Nehalem River; vessel determined to be in EPA zone, but CG assisted with response. Owner quickly admitted to discharge from leak of crane on deck; deferred enforcement to EPA.
Vigor Shipyard Discharge, April 11 Summary 1327, Apr. 11: Est. 1-2 gal. discharge from hydraulic leak in winch of anchor system at facility. All pollution contained within boom that Vigor sets around each vessel. NOV issued.
Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Summary: 11 reports of JTMD received from April 29-May 16. None since! May 16: 3’ square plastic crate IVO Salishan Spit, Lincoln City, OR May 12: 20’foot vsl near Waldport, OR May 11: two 25’ skiffs near Cape Kiwanda, OR, covered in “invasive species” and removed by Tillamook Cnty May 11: 4’ container, Agate Beach, OR May 10: 18’ skiff spotted 38nm NW of Grays Hbr, WA, sig. marine growth May 10: 5 gal. box at Pacific City, OR May 10: 3’ cylinder at Cannon Bch, OR May 9: 20 gal. cylinder ashore on beach at Ocean City, WA. Disposed by DOE. 1 May: 2 30’ cylinders 35 nm west of Cascade Head, OR 29 April: 18’ vsl Ocean Shores, WA
F/V Western, Charleston, OR Summary: CG Station Coos Bay personnel hear report in early April that owner of 70’ F/V plans to scuttle it at sea on a possible trip from Coos Bay to Astoria, OR. On April 22, vsl is stripped at pier. IMD deploys for investigation …
F/V Western, Charleston, OR Summary: FIR; no pollutants; EPA statute on scuttling; mariner engagement!