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Report
U.S. Coast Guard
Sector Columbia River
Incident Management Division
Area of Responsibility
Area of Responsibility
JTMD
F/V Western
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.
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TYPICAL CASES:
Mystery sheens
Sunken vessels
Grounded vessels
Mystery drums
Facility /releases
Vsl discharges/releases
Exercises
Derelict vessels
Japan Tsunami marine
debris
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!).
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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
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LAST RRT:
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LAST YEAR:
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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 12 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!
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