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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (June 18, 2010) - The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.

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 18, 2010

St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Oil 20 feet by 1.5 miles wide located 13.75 miles W NW of Hewe's Point and Chandeleleur Islands.
Date: 18 Jun 10


Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: Oil located in Rattlesnake Bay off of E Bay Tambour.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Heavy oil with tar balls in the marsh grass and light gray sheen located in the W inlet of Bay Long.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Gray sheen with tar balls located in the northern half of Four Bayou Pass.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Heavy oil in the marsh located on the NE shoreline of Bay Batiste.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Heavy oil with tar balls and patties in the marsh located in the SW mouth of Bay Jimmy.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Thick oil located 2 miles NW of St Mary's point in N Barataria Bay.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Gray sheen with tar patties in the marsh grass located on the SW shoreline near the mouth of Wilkinson Bay.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Gray sheen with tar patties in the marsh grass located on the SW shoreline of Petite Bay Chene Fleur.
Date: 18 Jun 10


Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: Oil sheen located 2.75 miles E of Pelican Point in Barataria Bay.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located .6 miles W of Bird Reef in Barataria Bay.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located .64 miles N of Grand Terre in Pass Abel.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Oil located .82 miles W SW of the northern tip of Grand Terre.
Date: 18 Jun 10


Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: Oil sheen located in the canals W of Bay Lizette and Bay Desespere.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Gray sheen located .25 miles NW of North Lake.
Date: 18 Jun 10

Sighting: Gray sheen located 3 miles N of North Lake.
Date: 18 Jun 10


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