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South Timbalier Condensate Spill and Sheen

New Orleans, LA | 2021-Aug-05

Initial Notification: On August 5, 2021, the USCG MSU Houma contacted the NOAA SSC to report a 1600 gallon condensate discharge discovered at 1130 CST on 04AUG21, and a sheen 6 miles long and 1 mile wide. On 05AUG21 CG received a report at 0830 CST regarding a silvery sheen about 5 miles long, 20 feet wide. Later another sheen of the same description was reported at 1130 local time. USCG requested a trajectory to confirm if the reported sheens are connected to the condensate release.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 26.18′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 17.85′ West