Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil discharge in Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4:30 p.m. Sunday of crude oil leaking from a storage tank owned by Whitney Oil and Gas. The maximum potential for the spill is estimated to be 2,520 gallons, but the discharge was contained before...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Breton Sound, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Breton Sound, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen in Breton Sound, Block 37, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, of a 10 mile by 3 mile oil sheen northeast of Breton Island. The source of the spill was determined to be a damaged and inactive wellhead, owned by Texas Petroleum Investment...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to barge leaking biodiesel

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to barge leaking biodiesel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a barge leaking biodiesel near mile marker 93 on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6 a.m. of the uninspected towing vessel Dixie Express with two loaded red flag barges moored at industrial locks when an underway vessel reportedly caused a wake that...