Assisting agencies complete purging operations of pipeline fire

Assisting agencies complete purging operations of pipeline fire
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and assisting agencies have completed purging operations of the pipeline fire near Bayou Perot, Monday. After extensive shoreline assessments and subsequent actions the unified command of the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Settoon Towing, Chevron and the Coast Guard have deemed there is no threat of fire or explosions at this time. The emergency...

Lightering operations completed, flaring operations continue on pipeline fire

Lightering operations completed, flaring operations continue on pipeline fire
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and assisting agencies continue response operations for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Friday. After the barge was removed from the scene and taken to a secure location, offloading operations were conducted and completed at approximately 3 p.m. Friday. The crude oil from the barge has been offloaded into a...

Coast Guard continues response to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard continues response to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Response operations continue for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Thursday. The Coast Guard is conducting a full investigation of the incident to determine the cause of the incident. No conclusions have been drawn at this time. Personnel from T&T Salvage aboard the Todd Michael spud barge are on scene for cooling operations...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to allision, pipeline fire south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Responders continued to monitor and prepare salvage, firefighting and pollution contingencies for a tug and barge that allided with a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans Wednesday. The fire reportedly has reduced in size by approximately 30 percent, and there are no reports of oil in the water. Visual imagery intially indicated potential pockets of crude oil; however,...