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Natural Gas Line Leak Vermilion 114/129; LA, Gulf of Mexico

LA, Gulf of Mexico | 2020-May-20

Initial Notification: 20 May 2020, USCG MSU Houma notified of a natural gas pipeline leak approximately 25 miles south of Louisiana coast. At approximately 1240 a fishing vessel net caught on the pipeline and caused an immediate release. USCG is working to identify the responsible party. The release is not yet secure. A 1/2-1 mile light sheen was reported heading south. NOAA providing assistance with fate/trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 21.05′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 35.04′ West