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Smoke pours from the New Carissa as emergency responders attempt to prevent nearly 400,000...
Cleanup teams scour the beach for any oil that has leaked from the grounded freighter. The grounded freighter New Carissa is closely monitored by a Coast Guard vessel in the distance...
Helicopters were the only way on and off the New Carissa after it ran aground. The New Carissa after breaking into two sections during a fire to dispose of its fuel oil cargo.

New Carissa's 1999 Grounding

The fuel-laden freighter ran aground off the shoreline of Coos Bay, Oregon on Feb. 4, 1999, and triggered an unusual maritime response that involved setting fire to the ship's cargo.

Firefighters move in on the blazing pump row prop.
Istvan Szoc (left) demonstrates the Impulse Fire Extinguishing System that uses small amounts of...
A high-volume water monitor is demonstrated.
Volunteer Refinery Brigade's TEEX Training
Volunteer Refinery Brigade's TEEX Training
Volunteer Refinery Brigade's TEEX Training