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Barge DM932

New Orleans, LA | 2008-Jul-23

Initial Notification: On July 23, 2008, the T/V Tintomara collided with the tug/barge (M/V Mel Oliver and DM932) near downtown New Orleans, LA, resulting in a spill of more than 9000 barrels (380,000) gallons of #6 fuel oil. The incident occurred at approximately 0130 local time. The barge was reported "ripped in half," discharging its entire contents. US Coast Guard, State of Louisiana and NOAA responders are on-scene.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:#6 fuel oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 9000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 54.75′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 5.50′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Evaluated but not used
Bioremediation: Evaluated but not used
Public Information and Incident-Related Links
For media requesting information regarding the fuel oil spill please call USCG Public Affairs:
(504) 393-0372

Additional information may be found at the USCG Public Affairs Website: www.neworleansoilspill.com