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Berry Lake Platform Fire

Bayou Sorrel, LA | 2016-Mar-15

Initial Notification: On March 15, 2016, the USCG Marine Safety Unit in Baton Rouge, LA, notified the NOAA SSC of a platform fire in Bayou Sorrel, LA. One tank is reported on fire and two adjacent tanks containing 35,000 gallons of product each, are at risk. A firefighting contractor is en route to the site to assist in containing the fire, along with USCG personnel including the USCG Gulf Strike team.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Louisiana Sweet Crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 800 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 30° 8.54′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 25.40′ West