Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana
Note: The information in this report has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.
Oil Sightings Report June 7, 2010
Sighting: Orange tar mats approximately two feet by two feet every 100 yards with rainbow sheen in Bay Baptiste 0.25 miles north east of Big Island.
Sighting: Steady line of brown tar moving north located five to six miles south of Bastian Island.
Sighting: Orange, pancake-sized tar patties located in Bastian Bay two miles west/ south west of Bayou Dulac.
Sighting: Heavy concentration of tar balls and tar mats extending one mile across the north east corner of Bay Baptiste intruding two feet into the marsh.
Sighting: Patch of grey sheen 100 x 300 yards two miles southwest of Manilla in Bayou Defond.
Sighting: Heavy black oil in Four Bayou Pass.
Sighting: Oil on ground south of Bay Long extending east of location.
Sighting: Tar balls and gray sheen near the center of Cat Bay.
Sighting: Heavy oil near mouth of Wilkinson Bay off of Barataria Bay.
Sighting: Oil sheen filled with 10 foot wide tar balls extending from 50 yards off of the southwest tip of Grand Isle south into the gulf.
Sighting: Heavy oil at Barataria Pass near Fort Livingston
Sighting: Patch of grey sheen 50 x 200 yards in Grand Bayou, 1.5 miles northwest of Saint Joseph Bay.
Sighting: Light sheen in Bay Des Ilettes 1.5 miles W of Mendicant Island.
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