Sunken Barge EMS 319
MM 92.5, Mississippi River, New Orleans | 2016-Apr-20
Initial Notification: On April 20, 2016, USCG Sector NOLA notified the NOAA SSC of a sinking barge containing crude oil at MM 92.6 on the Lower Mississippi River. Barge has a capacity of 25,000 bbls. SSC has provided trajectory based on river flow estimates, and fate analysis for several types of crude oils.
|Products of concern:||Crude Oil (Sweet Lousiana Crude)|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||25,000 barrels|
|Latitude (approximate):||29° 57.18′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||90° 1.68′ West|