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Breton Sound Discharge Block 21 and 32; Breton Sound, Louisiana

Breton Sound, Louisiana | 2018-Nov-28

Initial Notification: On November 28, 2018, USCG Sector NOLA contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a reported unsecured well discharging oil in the vicinity of Breton Sound lease blocks 21 and 32. The discharge was noticed during a USCG flight. A subsequent overflight later the same day confirmed the well was still discharging. The sheen is approximately 15nm by 50 ft heading in the easterly direction. USCG is requesting a fate and trajectory as well as potential resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude oil , water, and gas
Total amount at risk of spill: Unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 33.79′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 18.74′ West