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Main Pass 23 Well Head leak

Breton Sound LA, USA | 2017-Jun-09

Initial Notification: On June 9, 2017, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a report of 2 mile long by 1 mile wide sheen in Main Pass (MP) block 23. The sheen is from an well head or flowline at an unmanned platform that is suspected to have been discharging since the prior evening. The discharge was secured and the USCG requested a trajectory forecast.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 10 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 34.48′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 27.13′ West