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Subsea Ethylene Glycol release; MC 474

MC 474 | 2018-Jul-19

Initial Notification: On July 19, 2018, the USCG Morgan City contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a release of approx 17,000 gallons of ethylene glycol from a BP subsea platform line at a depth greater than 6,500 ft. Release occurred from July 11-17 approx 16 miles off shore. USCG requested anticipated product fate and potential impacts.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Latitude (approximate): 28° 31.02′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 21.75′ West