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Vermillion Block 228 Discharge; LA, USA

LA, USA | 2018-Jul-13

Initial Notification: On July 13, 2018, the USCG MSU Houma contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 3mi x 2 mi oil discharge in within Vermillion Block 228, ~60mi off shore. The discharge is believed to be from a 10mi x 8" pipeline ~120 feet below the surface of the water. The USCG is requesting a fate and trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 600 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 39.66′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 19.59′ West