Barataria Waterway Wellhead is Secured

NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command Post at U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, is reporting that the Barataria Waterway wellhead that was damaged on Tuesday was secured at 6:05 p.m. Sunday and is no longer emitting oil or natural gas into Barataria Bay. The wellhead is also equipped with a light. The Unified Command Post will begin an assessment of potential shoreline impact Monday.

Coast Guard Continues to Work With Louisiana Agencies On Damaged Wellhead

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard continues to work with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office LOSCO, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources LDNR, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality LDEQ, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries LAWLF and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office JPSO to secure the wellhead and minimize environmental damage resulting from an allision...

Coast Guard response to wellhead allision continues

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to work with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO), Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LAWLF), and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) to secure the wellhead and minimize environmental damage resulting from...

Coast Guard Continues Investigation of Wellhead Collision

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the cause of an allision between a dredge vessel and a wellhead in the Barataria Waterway which occurred at approximately 1 a.m., Tuesday. The dredge barge Captain Buford Berry, which was being pushed by the tug vessel Pere Ana C, allided with the wellhead while transiting in the Barataria Waterway. The barge was en route to the...

Coast Guard responds after dredge barge hits oil wellhead

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an allision between a towing vessel and a wellhead in the Barataria Waterway at approximately 1 a.m., Tuesday.