The US Coast Guard and partners are working to contain an oil spill on the Mississippi River. The oil spill was reported Wednesday between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has been deployed so far to contain the sheen.
An oil sheen was reported after the towing vessel ‘St. Rita’ sank on the Mississippi River near Laplace, Louisiana, Thursday. The US Coast Guard and good Samaritans responded to the sinking. The St. Rita is estimated to have approximately 13,000 gallons of diesel onboard.
A heavy fuel oil discharge was reported on Monday, 23 of April, at the river near Norco, Louisiana. Namely, 1,400 gallons of fuel oil was discharged into the river, by the chemical tanker “Iver Exporter.” The source of the discharge is secured and the vessel is currently moored at the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex.
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