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Whitney Tank Battery 49 Garden Island Bay Oil Spill

Venice, LA, USA | 2020-Jun-18

Initial Notification: On June 18, 2020, the USCG Sector New Orleans received NRC#1279863. Crude oil discharged from an underwater flow line in the Garden Island Bay area, Plaquemines Parish. The estimated amount of discharge is 5bbls. Whitney Oil and Gas is the responsible party. OSRO deployed containment and sorbent boom. Impacted vegetation is predominantly water hyacinth. The impacted area is within the Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 4.52′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 9.96′ West