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ORB Exploration, Bayou Sorrel

Outside Baton Rouge, LA | 2013-Jan-15

Initial Notification: On January 15, 2013, USCG MSU Baton Rouge contacted the NOAA SSC in regards of a spill in Bayou Sorrel. The USCG was notified and responded on January 15th, even though the spill occurred on Janary 3, 2013. The spill is from a 4 inch pipeline (now secure) which released an estimated 100 bbl of crude oil. Due to the unusually arduous site conditions, authorization for in-situ burn has been requested. USCG has requested advice from NOAA.

Incident Details
Spill, potential spill, or other:Oil Spill
Cause of incident:Pipeline Leak
Amount spilled (approximate): 0 - 100 barrels
Total amount at risk of spill: 0 - 100 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 30° 11.67′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 27.28′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated and applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Evaluated and applied
Dispersants: No information
In-Situ Burn: Evaluated and applied
Bioremediation: No information
Note: Documents are posted chronologically and early reports likely contain factual errors. These errors may be corrected in a later report.