Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel
The Coast Guard and state and local agencies respond to an oil production platform fire in Bayou Sorrel, March 16, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff) BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coast Guard, along with state and local agencies, continues to respond to the Berry Lake Platform Fire near Bayou Sorrel, Wednesday. Response crews extinguished the fire around 1 p.m., and...

Clean up efforts of spilled crude oil in Mississippi River continue

NEW ORLEANS — The tank barge involved in the collision, which resulted in the spill of Louisiana sweet crude into the lower Mississippi River, has been emptied and relocated, Sunday. The remaining oil in the barge holding tanks was removed and the barge has been relocated to a repair facility in West Wego. The barge had been secured to the bank of the Mississippi River since Friday following a collision...

Coast Guard responds to report of crude oil in Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS — A unified command has been established in response to a report of crude oil in the lower Mississippi River, near mile marker 139, approximately 50 miles upriver of New Orleans, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification at 1:58 a.m., reporting that a construction barge, towed by the tug Alydar, and a tank barge, towed by the motor vessel Clarence...