Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, and ES&H are overseeing the removal of oil left in the remaining tank at the Berry Lake oil production platform response near Bayou Sorrel, March 18, 2016. Approximately 39,900 gallons of crude oil is left in the tank, which will be transferred to storage tanks on a barge for disposal. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge)

The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, and ES&H are overseeing the removal of oil left in the remaining tank at the Berry Lake oil production platform response near Bayou Sorrel, March 18, 2016.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, and ES&H are overseeing the removal of oil left in the remaining tank at the Berry Lake oil production platform near Bayou Sorrel, Monday.

Approximately 39,900 gallons of crude oil is left in the remaining tank. The remaining oil will be transferred to storage tanks on a barge to be transported for disposal.

The oil production platform at Berry Lake caught fire March 15, while in the process of being dismantled. One oil storage tank caught fire, subsequently collapsing, with one storage tank remaining intact.

The cause of the incident is under investigation

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