Unified Command concludes response operations after tug sinks off Oahu

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command is transitioning from response operations to an ongoing monitoring and response readiness posture Sunday, after the 95-foot towing vessel Nalani, with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water.

Shoreline and near-shore assessments indicate no sheening or smell of diesel.

At the location of the sinking there was a very light sheen coming to the surface and also drifting south that is not recoverable and was dispersing quickly. Resources are ready to respond and attempt to recover product from the water in the event a recoverable amount appears.

No oiled wildlife has been reported.

With this transition, the Joint Information Center will close Sunday.

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