T/V Pere Ana C
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.
|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|