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T/V Pere Ana C; Mud Lake, LA

Mud Lake, LA | 2010-Jul-27

Initial Notification: At approximately 0050 CDT on July 27, 2010, the dredge barge Captain Buford pushed by T/V Pere Ana C collided with the abandoned Cedyco Corporation natural gas wellhead - SL 8357 Number 1 well (SN 170436). The collision occurred while the tug and barge combination exited Mud Lake into the Barataria Waterway halfway between Lafitte and Grand Isle, Louisiana. As a result of the impact, the well is discharging natural gas mixed with light crude oil 50-100 feet into the air at an unknown rate. It may take 1-2 days to cap the leak. The NOAA Gulf Region SSC is on scene at Sector New Orleans to provide support for this incident.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Natural Gas, Light Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 7000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 28.76′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 0.52′ West