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Release of Petroleum Coke (PET) from Sunk Barge, MM 54 of Lower Mississippi River, Davant, LA

USA | 2023-May-09

Initial Notification: On May 8, 2023, the USCG Sector New Orleans received an NRC report that open-hopper Ingram barge ING7515 sank at MM 54 Lower Mississippi River and released 1700 tons of PET coke into the river. The USCG contacted NOAA SSC regarding concerns to wildlife.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 36.46′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 52.27′ West