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Mystery Spill in Breton Sound, LA

LA, Gulf of Mexico | 2023-Jan-17

Initial Notification: On January 17, 2023, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of a mystery crude oil discharge in Breton Sound, LA. The sheen size is 2 miles long by 150 feet wide. The USCG is concerned about the risk to a couple of islands to the NE of the incident location and requested a trajectory analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 12 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 34.95′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 5.62′ West