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 1,000 feet of boom in double layers around the facility, which remains in place as a proactive measure until the affected line is completely flushed and the appropriate repairs have been made on the line.

Additionally, ES&H recovered approximately 100 gallons of oily water mixture.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 126 gallons of crude oil from the platform.

Involved in the response are:

  • Coast Guard Sector New Orleans
  • Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Equality
  • Forefront Emergency Management
  • ES&H
  • Clean Gulf Associates
  • Southern Seaplanes

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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