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High Sulfur Fuel Spill Mississippi River

5901 Terminal Dr, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA | 2018-Apr-12

Initial Notification: On April 12, 2018, the Singapore-flagged vessel Pac Antares struck a wharf at Mississippi River mile marker 100.6 and punctured one of the ship's fuel tanks resulting in a discharge of High Sulfur Fuel Oil. The initial worst case discharge was 114,000 gallons, but this was later revised to approximately 4200 gallons. More than 5 miles of Mississippi river is closed. Visual obs and NOAA trajectory indicate 5-6 miles currently impacted. USCG on-scene. Cleanup underway.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 54.73′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 7.02′ West