Parts of the U.S. Government are closed. However, because the information this site provides is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the Federal Government shutdown. For critical weather information, please visit To learn more, see
Skip to content

Hilcorp East Bay Baptiste facility Discharge

Port Sulphur, LA, USA | 2018-Oct-04

Initial Notification: On October 3, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge of oil from Hilcorp's Bay Baptiste facility into the adjacent waterway, resulting in an app. 0.5mi x25yd sheen.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 1 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 27.40′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 50.60′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable