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Breton Sound 53; Louisiana, United States

Louisiana, United States | 2017-Dec-24

Initial Notification: On December 24, 2017, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a mystery sheen in Breton Sound, Lousiana. A marine pollution surveillance report (MPSR) from NOAA NESDIS noted an anomaly emanating from a structure in Breton Sound #53. Upon investigation, the discharge was determined to originate at a decommissioned oil production platform previously owned and operated by Century Exploration. The discharge was observed to be active with emulsified oil and silvery sheen beneath the platform, and measured by satellite imagery to be 03 NM x 0.05 NM.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 25.75′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 8.12′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable