Coast Guard Strike Team Responds to Motor Vessel Snowbird

Three members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team (AST) are assisting Coast Guard Sector Baltimore in determining the extent of hazards on board the vessel Snowbird in Baltimore Friday.

The Fort Dix, N.J.-based Strike Team members arrived on-scene Thursday and are providing air monitoring, site assessment, sampling and hazard categorization of the M/V Snowbird at Canton Terminal.

The work being done by Sector Baltimore and the AST is in its initial stages.

EDITOR’S NOTE: When initially published, we referred to the Snowbird as an abandoned vessel.  The Snowbird does not meet the requirements to be considered an abandoned vessel.  An abandoned vessel is one that has passed 45 days with no interaction with its owner.

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