A USCG Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew observed a sheen on the water during a routine overflight, in the afternoon hours of Wednesday.

Six oil spill response boats have headed to the scene along with Coast Guard shoreline assessment teams to assess and recover the product on the shoreline.

OMI Environmental Solutions has been contracted to contain and recover the product.

The Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office has joined the response effort.

The shoreline is projected to be minimally impacted and works are underway to minimize the impact.

The cause of this incident is under investigation.

 

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