Unified Command continues oil spill response near New Orleans

Unified Command continues oil spill response near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Gallagher Marine and response personnel continue cleanup efforts on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Friday. Algiers and Canal Street Ferries have resumed operations. The Coast Guard has lifted its waterway restriction on the Mississippi River near New Orleans “The intracoastal waterway between the Algiers Lock and Inner...

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to oil spill near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil spill near mile marker 100 on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 10:30 a.m. of the Singapore-flagged vessel, Pac Antares, hit a pier on Thursday morning causing an estimated 4,200 gallons of oil fuel to discharge. The vessel is currently...