The National Response Center website has been taken down for maintenance. Anyone making a report to the NRC may do so by calling the NRC hotline at 1-800-424-8802. Anyone witnessing an oil spill, chemical release or maritime security incident should call that number to make a report.

The information usually available to the public in the NRC database is still available. Anyone wishing to request information of any reported incident may send the request via the U.S. Coast Guard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) e-mail address This is the same information that you would normally get from the NRC database directly, however, this e-mail address is being used temporarily for the convenience of requestors as a means to send in an information request to the NRC. Responses will be processed in accordance with the normal FOIA timeline.