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Crude Oil Release: Main Pass, LA

19 miles offshore MS River Delta, LA | 2023-Nov-16

Initial Notification: On November 16, 2023, at 9:10 am local, a crude oil leak was reported to the NRC. The report came from Third Coast Midstream Pipeline company. Oil sheen on water was observed around 0900. The leak location is thought to be 19 miles offshore of the Mississippi River Delta. An overflight at 1400 CST reported a slick that was 3-4 miles wide, with dark oil scattered throughout. A NOAA ship working in the area also reported the slick. The USCG requested trajectory information and resources at risk. The Coast Guard, Main Pass Oil Gathering Company, LLC and the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office established a Unified Command in response to a crude oil release in the Gulf of Mexico near the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) company's pipeline system close to Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana, Thursday. The Unified Command is coordinating with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Forefront Emergency Management, and other federal, state, and local agencies to respond to the incident.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Louisiana sweet crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 1,100,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 17.83′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 43.08′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Evaluated but not used
In-Situ Burn: Evaluated but not used
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable