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South Pass, Block 23

Venice, LA | 2019-Jan-16

Initial Notification: On January 16, 2019, the USCG Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division (IMD) was notified that an estimated 50 gallons of crude oil was discharged near the Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area, in Plaquemines Parish, LA. The discharge was reportedly from a facility owned and operated by Whitney Oil & Gas, LLC. The USCG contacted the NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) to request satellite imagery of the discharge location to confirm sheen size and trajectory, and NOAA Satellite Analysts reported no satellite imagery was available in the discharge location. An overflight is scheduled to be conducted over the incident location in the morning to confirm sheen sighting and plan recovery product.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 1.88′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 14.98′ West