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New Carissa, 1999
  PREPARATIONS CONTINUE TO TOW THE NEW CARISSA
  UNIFIED COMMAND CONFIRMS EARLIER REPORT OF VESSEL CONDITION
  HELICOPTER ACTIVITES UNDERWAY TO PREPARE FOR NEW CARISSA'S TOW TO SEA
  NUMBERS ESTABLISHED TO REPORT OILED WILDLIFE, RECEIVE CLEANUP TRAINING
  CREWS COMPLETE PREPARATIONS TO NEW TOWLINE, EXPECT TO MAKE CONNECTION TOMORROW
  ESTIMATED NUMBER OF BIRDS IMPACTED BY OIL FROM THE NEW CARISSA REPORTED
  CREWS EXPECT TO SPEND MORNING CONNECTING TUG AND BOW OF NEW CARISSA
  SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS SOUGHT BY THE UNIFIED COMMAND INDICATES OIL ON BEACHES MAY BE FROM NEW CARISSA
  BOW OF NEW CARISSA BEGINS TO TURN TOWARD SEA
  BOW OF NEW CARISSA FACING WEST
  EFFORTS TO REFLOAT BOW OF NEW CARISSA WILL CONTINUE EARLY TOMORROW MORNING
  REMAINING WESTERN SNOWY PLOVERS RELEASED FROM REHABILITATION IN COOS BAY
  BOW OF NEW CARISSA BEGINS TRIP TO SEA
  COMMERCIAL SHELLFISH HARVESTING AND RECREATIONAL CLAMMING REOPENED IN YAQUINA BAY
  BOW OF NEW CARISSA TRAVELS 40 MILES DURING FIRST DAY AT SEA
  TUG SEA VICTORY AND BOW OF NEW CARISSA MAKING GOOD PROGRESS
  NEW CARISSA MIDWAY TO FINAL RESTING PLACE
  BEACH CLEAN UP EFFORTS CONTINUE
  UNIFIED COMMAND BEGINS IMPLEMENTING PLAN FOR STERN OF NEW CARISSA
  OFFICIALS DECIDE ON PLAN FOR SINKING BOW OF NEW CARISSA
  NAVY DESTROYER DAVID R. RAY ARRIVES AT SINKING SITE
  BOW OF NEW CARISSA SINKS TO RESTING SITE
  OIL SKIMMER OREGON RESPONDER DOES NOT FIND OIL AFTER BOW OF NEW CARISSA SINKS
  OVERFLIGHT OF NEW CARISSA RESTING SITE FINDS VERY LITTLE OIL

NUMBERS ESTABLISHED TO REPORT OILED WILDLIFE, RECEIVE CLEANUP TRAINING

Waldport, Ore., March 5, 1999 1700 hours

In response to overwhelming public interest and concern, The Unified Command announced today phone numbers people can call to report oiled wildlife or to receive information about required training for cleaning up oil.

 

For oiled wildlife, call (541) 563-7614 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST.

  • Do not handle or pick up oiled wildlife. They may already be stressed, and it's important to their survival that stress is minimized.
  • Please leave dead birds for biologists to collect for study.
  • Please report where oiled wildlife was found and the amount of oil on the wildlife.
  • The information will be given to staff at the International Bird Recovery and Research Center. They will collect the birds and bring them to a rehabilitation station in Waldport.

 

For clean-up training, call (541) 563-7615 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST.

  • Federal law requires anyone cleaning oil off the beaches to have HAZWOPER training, which is training for handling hazardous materials. Information about the four-hour class for HAZWOPER certification is available at the above number.
  • Once an individual has received HAZWOPER training, they may inquire about applying for a job with one of the contractors employing workers for beach clean up. There is no guarantee that individuals with HAZWOPER training will be hired for beach clean up. The contractors and their numbers follow:
  • MSRC, 425-252-1300
  • First Strike, 1-800-447-3558
  • On-Site Staffing, 1-503-291-0235
  • Volunteers are not needed for immediate clean up. However, individuals interested in volunteering for a beach clean up already scheduled in mid-March may call SOLV at (800) 322-3326.

In addition, a link to the New Carissa website has been established at www.osp.state.or.us/OEM. Individuals should click on "Recent Incident Summaries," then on "New Carissa-February 1999" for the latest updates. Individuals may also go directly to the New Carissa website at http://161.55.32.17:591/carissa/home.htm.



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