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Green Canyon 248; Green Canyon Block 248, Gulf of Mexico

Green Canyon Block 248, Gulf of Mexico | 2016-May-12

Initial Notification: On May 12, 2016, NOAA was contacted by the USCG Marine Safety Unity in Morgan City, Louisiana, regarding a discharge of approximately 2100 barrels(88,200 gallons) of crude oil in the Green Canyon block of the Gulf of Mexico during drilling operations. The source was reported to be secure by the RP. The USCG has requested NOAA trajectory, oil fate, and resources at risk at this time. The incident is approximately 100 miles offshore

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Louisiana Crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 2100 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 27° 43.84′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 34.23′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Evaluated but not used
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable