Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Galliano, Louisiana

A pollution response team from Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma lowers a drum skimmer in response to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano, Louisiana, May 26, 2019. Approximately 2,100 gallons of crude oil went into a marshy area near the Bowley Cap Facility due to a mechanical failure at the facility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Houma)

A pollution response team from Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma lowers a drum skimmer in response to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano, Louisiana, May 26, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Marine Safety Unit Houma)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano, Louisiana, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma received a National Response Center report of approximately 2,100 gallons of crude oil going into a marshy area near the Bowley Cap Facility due to a mechanical failure at the facility.

The source of the discharge has been secured.

A pollution response team from Marine Safety Unit Houma and a Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office representative deployed to the facility to work with other responding agencies to coordinate clean-up operations.

Clean-up operations are underway to recover the spilled product. Containment boom, lined with sorbent boom, has been deployed to contain the spill. Three drum skimmers are engaged in skimming operations. Recovery operations are scheduled to continue until sunset and resume tomorrow morning.

Involved in the response are:

  • Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The cause of the incident is under investigation.


If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.