Mainly, watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma received a National Response Centre report, according to which about 2,100 gallons of crude oil were going into a marshy area near the Bowley Cap Facility due to a mechanical failure at the facility.

Following, a pollution response team from Marine Safety Unit Houma and a Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office representative deployed to the facility to work with other responding agencies to coordinate clean-up operations.


For the time being, clean up operations are being conducted to recover the spilled product. Containment boom, lined with sorbent boom, has been deployed to contain the spill.

In addition, three drum skimmers are conducting skimming operations, whereas recovery operations were planned to continue until the end of daylight of Sunday, and they would resume the next day.

Concluding, involved in the response are Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.