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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Grounding
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