Unified Command Continues Simons Sound Incident Response: Update 1

Date: 9.12.19 Contact: Joint Information Center (912) 944-7122

Commercial traffic in the Port of Brunswick has resumed on a case by case basis. In addition to the two vessels that were used in a transiting test on Wednesday, there are an additional four commercial vessels scheduled to transit the channel today.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Response crews are monitoring air quality around the vessel and surrounding areas. No impacts on air quality have been detected at this time and crews will continue to monitor the air quality throughout the duration of the response. Please monitor the Department of Public Health website to keep informed of any advisories that may be in effect.

ENVIRONMENT

Response teams continue to monitor the north bank of the Brunswick River and Bird Island for impacts from the incident. Pollution mitigation strategies are continually being assessed to maximize effectiveness. If the public encounters oiled wildlife, they should report the sighting to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research Oil Spill Hotline (800) 261-0980.

ECONOMIC

A claims number has been established (888) 850-8486 for those who have been affected by the incident.