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Barge on Fire in Grand Bay; Boothville-Venice, LA

Boothville-Venice, LA, USA | 2023-Oct-11

Initial Notification: On October 11, 2023, a storage barge caught fire in Grand Bay, LA with about 100 bbl of crude oil onboard. A concrete storage barge with a larger cargo is adjacent to the barge on fire and is currently intact. The total potential spill is 113,000 gal (2690 bbl) of crude oil. The USCG requested trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 113000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 22.65′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 23.00′ West