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Sheen Discharging Near Abandoned Platform in High Island Block 24, Jefferson County, TX

Offshore, Jefferson County, TX | 2023-Jun-09

Initial Notification: On June 9, 2023, MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC regarding a silver sheen discharging from near a platform in High Island Block 24 (NRC1369517). The Coast Guard requested input on resources at risk and methods for estimating volume from sheen. The source of the sheen is unknown but may be the well or an adjacent pipeline. The approximate location is 1.25 miles offshore of McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. The platform is abandoned. MSU Port Arthur is working with Texas General Land Office (TGLO), and plans to Federalize the case.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 32.73′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 8.55′ West