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Spill reported in Gulf after vessel hits platform

Jun 8, 2018 08:48 AM

The incident at the Breton Sound 18 platform results in 840 gallons of oil spilling

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW ORLEANS) —The Coast Guard and local partners monitored cleanup efforts Sunday following an oil spill near Breton Sound.

A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating Inc. was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured below the failed portion of line to catch any further product that may be discharged.

Responders deployed 1,000 feet of boom in double layers around the facility, which remains in place as a proactive measure until the affected line is completely flushed and the appropriate repairs have been made on the line.

Additionally, ES&H recovered approximately 100 gallons of oily water mixture.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watch standers received a call Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 126 gallons of crude oil from the platform.

Involved in the response are Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, ES&H, Clean Gulf Associates, and Southern Seaplanes.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, La., on Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watch standers received a call at 6:29 p.m. reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform, resulting in the spill of an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil from the platform. 

Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) arrived on scene and deployed boom around the platform to mitigate the spread of product.

Platform personnel are working to secure the source of the leak.

Involved in the response are Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, ES&H, Clean Gulf Associates, and Southern Seaplanes.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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