U.S. COAST GUARD SECTOR NEW YORK
INCIDENTS IN THE PORT
OCTOBER 2009 - NOVEMBER2010
CAPT Linda Fagan
LCDR André Murphy
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From 01OCT09-09NOV10 investigated 548
NRC Reports
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440 Oil
53 Hazmat
11 Air Releases
44 Other
Responded to 107 Pollution Incidents.
Referred 52 cases for enforcement.
Accessed the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for
$107,500 in funds management.
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Type 3 IMT Stand-ups
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09JAN10 - M/V Sichem Defiance (20 days)
01AUG10 - Hurricane Earl (5 days)
08NOV10 – Entergy –Indian Point Nuclear
Generating Facility (3 days)
Other significant incidents
Sunken dredge
 600 gallon discharge of red-dye diesel
 TransCanada 24K gallon kerosene discharge
 W.A.S. Sulfuric Acid Release
 F/V Lydia J Federalized Case
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Led by Bouchard Transportation
Involved Area Committee, AMSC, and
Harbor Ops
Exercise focused on:
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Response action of Bouchard’s SMT and set up of a
Unified Command
Use of GIS
Boom Deployment
Public Affairs
MTSRU
Equipment deployment exercise in the
vicinity of Liberty Island
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The Booming Strategies Sub Committee
completed 1 exercise to test strategies listed in
the Area Contingency Plan.
The exercises were put on hold due to
response actions for Deepwater Horizon.
Upcoming committee meetings TBD.
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Sector New York deployed 232 Active Duty and
Reserve Personnel in support of Deepwater
Horizon.
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84 Active Duty; 148 Reservists
OSROs in the NY/NJ deployed
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Over 95,000’ boom
99,375 gallons dispersant
MSRC’s 210’ NJ Responder
NRC’s 110’ OSRV Guardian
11 small boats (14’-25’)
13 vac trucks w/ 2,200-3,200 gallon capacity
2 skimmers
Over 100 personnel to operate equipment/ vsls
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SECNY Concept of Operations (CONOP) for
Maritime Evacuation briefed to NY Harbor
Small Passenger Vessel Subcommittee of the
Harbor Ops Committee.
CONOP for Maritime Evacuation predesignates radio frequencies along with
Active, Additional, Supplemental, and NonOperational ferry landing sites in NJ and the
Five Boroughs.
Stakeholders include NYCOEM, NYDOT,
NJDOT, NJSP-OEM, NJOHS&P, CG
Dredge Shinnecock
15NOV09
•Sunken
Dredge Barge in the
Shrewsbury River – Sea Bright,
NJ
•15
gallons of sludge oil
discharged from crane engine
•Potential
- 7,000 gallons of
diesel remained contained in
the tank and was lightered off
the dredge
Clean Waters of New York
23DEC09
•600
gal of #2 red dye diesel
into the Kill Van Kull on Staten
Island, NY
•Transfer
hose separated
during transfer resulting in
both open ends entering the
water.
TransCanada-Ravenswood
24FEB10
•Potential
Only - 24,000 gallons of
kerosene onto land in Long
Island City, NY - Potential
discharge into East River
•Coast
Guard Facilities/FOSCR
teams conducted a multi-day
transfer monitor where 1.8
million gallons of kerosene was
transferred from KO-1 tank to 02
barges on the East River.
•Coast
Guard / EPA / NYS DEC
agreed the State will become the
supervising agency for
oversight in the long
term remediation.
W.A.S. Terminal
15JUL10
•270
Gallons Sulfuric Acid
•The
storage tote was contaminated
causing a reaction rupturing the tote
•1
person injured
•Did
not result in waterway impact
•NJ
DEP lead investigation. Ken’s
Marine Service conducted a 5 day
clean-up.
•OSHA
also conducted
•investigation.
Federal Case
F/V Lydia J
17OCT10
•75
gallons diesel discharged
into the Arthur Kill.
•300
gallons fuel oil removed
fuel tank by OSRO.
•OSLTF
will be charged
approximately $45,000.
Finalization of dailies still in
process.
#2 Containment Dome
Turbine Building
#21 Transformer Suffered
Catastrophic Failure
#3 Containment Dome
Entergy – Indian Point
Nuclear Generating Facility
Transformer Fire
08NOV10
•Transformer
Fire at Entergy
Nuclear Power Facility in
Buchanan, NY
•Discharge
of dielectric fluid
into the Hudson River
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