Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local partners are monitoring cleanup efforts following an oil spill near Breton Sound, Sunday. A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating, Inc., was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured below the failed portion of line to catch any further product that may be discharged. Responders deployed...

Coast Guard Ends Oil Spill Response in Venice, LA

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has completed operations, Monday, as part of the cleanup of a pollution response in Breton Sound near Venice. Oil Mop, the oil spill response organization contracted to conduct the cleanup, deployed containment boom in environmentally sensitive shoreline areas to mitigate the threat of potential impacts. But, there has been no product reported in these areas. Aerial...

Coast Guard response to oily substance near Venice continues

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to the report of an oily substance in Breton Sound near Venice. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., conducted an overflight assessment and located a sheen one mile by 200 yards in length near north Breton Island, Thursday. Responding agencies are: Coast Guard Sector New Orleans; U.S....

Coast Guard responding to report of oil in Breton Sound near Venice, La.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of oil in Breton Sound near Venice, Wednesday. Both the Coast Guard and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement are investigating the incident and the source of the oily substance has not yet been determined. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial notification from a fisherman at...