Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana
BATON ROUGE (July 5, 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 July 5, 2010
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located 0.5 miles SW of Beauregard Island.
Sighting: Oil located in Camanida Pass
Sighting: Tar balls located .75 miles east of Beauregard Island
Sighting: Sheen and tar balls located .50 miles west of Grand Terre Island
Sighting: Oil located 3.2 miles southwest of Camanida Pass along the southern shore of Elmer's Island
Sighting: Sheen located 1.5 miles southeast of Barataria Pass
Sighting: Oil in the marsh of the Southeast Louisiana Canal located .4 miles west of Bay Lizatte.
Sighting: Oil with tar balls impacting the beach on the southern side of Calumet Island
Sighting: Oil located on the entire perimeter of Casse-Tete Island
Sighting: Oil impacting grass located on East Timbalier Island
Sighting: Black oil located in Caminida Bay 1.75 miles west of Andre Island
Sighting: Areas of oil located along south shore of Philo-Brice Island
Sighting: Tar balls and oil located on western shore of East Timbalier Island
Sighting: Thick oil located five miles south of Belle Pass
Sighting: Sheen located in western Devil's Bay
Sighting: Tar balls located 1.6 miles W of the Rigolets.
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located 1.4 miles S/SE of Belle Island.
Sighting: 3 mile long black oil patties located 1.75 miles S of Stone Island.
Sighting: Oil and tar balls located 3.6 miles E of Telegraph Point.
Sighting: Non-recoverable tar balls located 5.5 miles E of California Point.
Sighting: Large patch of oil on eastern shore of unnamed island located 2 miles E of Taylor Pass.
Sighting: Long streak of sheen located N of northern mouth of Mississippi River Main Pass.
Sighting: Large oil slick located in Blind Bay in the vicinity of the Mississippi River North Pass.
Sighting: Sheen and tar balls located in southwest shoreline of Blind Bay.
Sighting: Oil located on the approximate center of the eastern shoreline of Redfish Bay.
Sighting: Oil located 1.5 miles SW of Redfish Bay.
Sighting: Oil on shoreline located between Dennis Pass and Wright Pass.
Sighting: Oil on marsh measuring approximately 280 yards located 1 mile SW of Dennis Pass.
Sighting: Oil and sheen located 1.5 miles NE of Port Eads.
Sighting: Sheen with patches of oil located 0.8 miles S of West Jetty of the Mississippi River Southwest Pass.
Sighting: Orange emulsion bands measuring 1 km by 1-5 meters located 14.25 miles S of the Mississippi River South Pass.
Sighting: Sheen located on eastern shoreline of Four Bayous Pass.
Sighting: Oil located on northern shoreline of unnamed island in Bay Long.
Sighting: Sheen located in southern part of Lake Grand Ecaille.
Sighting: Sheen located on western tip of East Grand Terre Island.
Sighting: Oil located 1.1 miles N of Big Island in northeast Barataria Bay.
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located on eastern shoreline of Bay Batiste.
Sighting: Sheen with oil located on northwestern shoreline of Bay Jimmy.
Sighting: Oil in the marsh along southern shoreline of unnamed island located 1 mile N of St. Mary's Point in north Barataria Bay.
Sighting: Oil located in southern end of Wilkinson Bay.
Sighting: Sheen located in center of Wilkinson Bay.
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in southern end of Bay Chene Fleur.
Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh located mile south of Wright Pass
Sighting: Oil located 26 miles southeast of West Jetty
Sighting: Sheen and tar balls located on the south side of Wilkinson Bayou
Sighting: Oil impacting grass located in South Pass 11 miles north of Mercantile Bayou
Sighting: Oil sheen located in Quatre Bayou Pass 1.25 miles east of Bat Dispute
Sighting: Sheen located .70 miles northeast from Gradn Terre Islands in Pass Abel
Sighting: Oil located on 2.4 miles southwest of Cockler Bay along shoreline of East Jetty of Mississippi River Southwest Pass
Sighting: Sheen located in Bay Jimmy/Bay Batiste along northwestern shoreline
Sighting: Heavy old oil in marsh on southern shore of unnamed island in southern Wilkinson Bay
St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Oil located on eastern shore of Dry Bread Island.
Sighting: Non-recoverable sheen located in southern mouth of Treasure Pass.
Sighting: Oil sheen located miles southwest of Codfish Point
Sighting: Oil located six miles east of Chandeleur Island
Sighting: Oil sheen located along the shoreline of Freemason Island
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in Shell Island Lake
Sighting: Brown oil located along the north shore line of Skiff Lake
Sighting: Small patches of recoverable oil located 2.5 miles west of the northern tip of Chandeleur Islands
Sighting: Potential thick recoverable oil located 2.5 miles west of northern tip of Chandeleur Islands
Sighting: Oil masses measuring 300 feet by 30 feet located 6.37 miles east of central Chandeleur Islands
Sighting: Sheen impacting southern shoreline of Freemason Island
Sighting: Oil in marsh and along eastern shoreline of an unnamed island located between Bay Round and Bay California.
Sighting: Oil located on the south side of Whiskey Island
Sighting: Brown oil with pancakes and streamers impacting the marsh, located in Bay St. Elaine .5 miles east of Austrian Bayou
Sighting: Oil and tar balls located along the shoreline of West Timbalier Island
Sighting: Oil along the shoreline located on the south side of Trinity Island
Sighting: Oil located .5 miles north of Tambour Cutoff
Sighting: Oil located on the south side of Whiskey Island
Sighting: Sheen and oil located in the center of the southern shoreline of Trinity Island
Sighting: Oil in grass located in the eastern shoreline of Bay Pumpkin
Sighting: Oil patties and sheen located 5.75 miles south of Trinity Island