Unified Command: Tug Ocean Eagle Grounding
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- The tug Ocean Eagle ran aground resulting in the tug taking on water into the engine compartment. Initial assessment by contract tug personnel appears to indicate that the source of the water is the shaft packing. The tug’s captain reported a sheen at Mariposa Reef that was caused by fuel escaping from the day tank vent as the tug listed and was rocked by waves. There were no reports of sheening at any time while the tug and barge were in Alvin Bay.