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Mesa Gulf Cement Barge Release in Bayou Hermitage

LA 70083, USA | 2021-Jul-22

Initial Notification: On July 22, 2021, the Sector New Orleans IMD notified the NOAA RRO of oil discharge on a cement barge. ES&H and USCG representatives were on scene and reported an estimated 2000 gallons of unknown chemical on the barge and 1500 - 2000 bbls of crude leaking out of a storage container. The responsible party is currently undergoing liquation, so USCG has federalized this case. ES&H has boomed off the site, USCG requested resources at risk and other support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil and unknown Chemicals
Latitude (approximate): 29° 33.28′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 54.18′ West