Unified Command established for Louisiana oil spill response

Unified Command established for Louisiana oil spill response
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office and ECM Maritime Services have established a unified command to respond to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana, Tuesday. The damaged pipeline is isolated. Response crews are determining the best way to safely remove the remaining product from the line. To date, 74 personnel, 21 boats, 8 skimmers, and approximately 10,000...

Coast Guard responds after dredge strikes pipeline in Louisiana

Coast Guard responds after dredge strikes pipeline in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:09 a.m. that approximately 5,300 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline own by Harvest Pipeline Company after it was struck by a Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company vessel that was conducting excavation...