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Natural Resource Trustee Incident Report

This form is for reporting incidents (vessel groundings, spills, anchor damage,
marine debris, plane crashes etc.) to NOAA that have the potential to cause
physical damage to marine resources (corals, seagrass, mangroves, etc).
For Immediate Assistance Please Call: 1-888-521-6622 or 727-537-6622 (NOAA)
941-538-2476 (PR) or 340-776-8608 (USVI)
Please call-in all incidents requiring immediate assistance and incidents involving commercial vessels. Email Report to: PRVI.Trustee@NOAA.gov
Vessel / Incident Information
Vessel Name: Tug SALVAGE Incident Date: 11 FEB 11 Time: 1315Q

Vessel Description: 47' Steel Tug Boat Type: Commercial Other Length: 47 Draft:

Incident Type: Vessel Sunk Reg. #/IMO#: 673250 Time Freed: N/A
Incident Description: Vessel began taking on water and sank approximately 4 NMs north of Rio Grande

Natural Resource Affected (coral, seagrass, rocks): Reef


Pollution Status/Notes: Sheen seen from the vessel - 400' in length

Fuel Onboard (type/qty:) Diesel/Approximately 500 Gallons Vessel Cargo: N/A

Incident Location
Geographic Location: North of Rio Grande Nearest Town: Rio Grande

Lat/Lon (Initial): 18-28N' N, 065-45' W Notes: GPS position at time of sinking (Positions estimated)

Lat/Lon (Alt): N, W Notes:


Please attempt to gather and note if position is exact grounding location, any pertinent details, position type (GPS, Chart Plot, ADF) and source (vessel, CG, FURA).
For large vessel groundings please request a GPS position of both the bow and stern of the vessel, Please request multiple bow/stern positions during extraction.
Vessel Route (from/to):
Location Notes: Currently O/S sea state reported as 6-8'
Reporting Source / Owner / Operator Information
Reporting Source: Primary Phone: Alt Phone:
Vessel Operator: Primary Phone: Alt Phone:
Operator Address:
Vessel Owner: Primary Phone: Alt Phone:
Owner Address:
Additional Information
Salvage Company: Sea Tow Primary Phone: Alt Phone:
Sea Tow was initialy contacted. We are trying to determine owner/operator intentions
Salvage Status/Notes:
SAR Status/Notes: 2 POB were recovered by another tow vessel. CG65 enroute with Pollution Investigator. CGC REEF SHARK enroute.

Recommendations*/Additional Notes: Helo will attempt to better clarify location and assess pollution source.
*tug cable floats, minimize cables touching bottom,
minimize vessel movement, confirm safe exit path)

Report Information
Entity Filling Out Report: U.S. Coast Guard Name: LT Frank Kulesa

Email: frank.r.kulesa@uscg.mil Primary Phone: 787-289-2041 Alt Phone:


Submittal Information
Please fill-in all appropriate and available information to the maximum extent possible without delaying notification and
email to PRVI.Trustee@NOAA.GOV or Fax to 1-888-521-6622. Feel free to submit additional forms as more information
becomes available. Email and Fax notifications will be auto forwarded to Puerto Rico DNER & US Virgin Islands DPNR.
E-Mail Form
This form is designed to facilitate communication between NOAA and the Reporting Source and does not constitute formal notification when required by the National Contingency Plan.