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Floating Tar Patties from Dismantling of Hilcorp Boudreaux Canal Barge; Chauvin, LA

Chauvin, LA, USA | 2024-Apr-04

Initial Notification: On April 3, 2024, USCG received a report of floating tar patties released from the dismantling of a Hilcorp barge. Tar patties were observed impacting a marsh shoreline in the area of the release. Cleanup is underway. The USCG requested the NOAA SSC provide on-site support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 28.32′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 36.89′ West