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Discharge of Crude Oil from Transfer Pipeline, Southwest Pass Area, LA

SW Pass, Mississippi River Delta | 2022-Feb-08

Initial Notification: On February 8, 2022, the NOAA Regional Response Officer (RRO) was contacted by USCG Sector New Orleans regarding a discharge of crude oil from a transfer pipeline in the vicinity of Southwest Pass. The discharge was discovered when the responsible party (RP) was assessing repairs to the pipeline and noticed an oil sheen. The estimated total discharge is 26 gallons. The location is outside of Louisiana wildlife managed areas and in open water. The NOAA SSC provided verbal resources at risk analysis. The pipeline is reported secured and no further action is required at this time.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 2.25′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 16.88′ West