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Caillou Island; 9, LA, USA

9, LA, USA | 2016-Oct-13

Initial Notification: On October 8, 2016, Hilcorp Caillou Island Tank Battery discharged an estimated 300 bbls of South Louisiana crude (NRC#1161033). The tank battery was equipped with a containment and recovery system, which appeared to have prevented discharge of most of the oil to the water. On October 11, 2016, an estimated 15-25 bbls of oil stranded on Timbalier Island, and is believed to be associated with the discharge from Caillou Island.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:South Louisiana Crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 25 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 5.36′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 27.02′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable