Home
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

OVERFLIGHT OF NEW CARISSA RESTING SITE FINDS VERY LITTLE OIL

Waldport, Ore., March 12, 1999 1700 hours

An overflight today of the site where the bow of the New Carissa sunk Thursday, March 11, found an iridescent sheen on the surface of the water that was not recoverable. An additional overflight of the area will be conducted next week as weather permits.

"There is a slight sheen about a mile north of the sinking site, and another one about 10 miles northeast of the site," said Lieutenant Commander DaWayne Penberthy of the U.S. Coast Guard. "The currents out there should keep it off any land mass, and it will eventually emulsify and dissipate." Penberthy was on today's overflight.

Crews continue to clean diminishing amounts of oil off the beaches from Coos Bay, Ore. to Lincoln City, Ore. today. There will be teams cleaning the beaches from Newport to south of Cape Perpetua throughout the weekend.

In addition to cleaning the beaches, teams of wildlife biologists continue to assess the affect of the two groundings of the New Carissa on wildlife. To date, 204 birds have been through rehabilitation, and 173 had oil on them. A total of 774 birds have died, and 351 had oil on them. Morgue totals increased today when 130 birds from the north Oregon coast were brought in. Of these birds, 64 were oiled.



 All pages are copyright © 2005-2015 Newport Internet, All Rights Reserved (Operated by PEAK Internet)