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Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 15, 2010) - The state of Louisiana today issued its report on skimming operations on Louisiana's coast. The report was compiled as a result of Governor Jindal's directive to the Louisiana National Guard to monitor and track the deployment of skimmers by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Statewide, there are 404 skimmers total, of which 330 are operational and 241 actually deployed on July 15 to collect oil. In total, these skimmers collected 632 gallons of oil and 1846 cubic yards of debris.

The Coastal Skimmer Activity Report above provides visibility of ongoing oil collection efforts directed by the Coast Guard. For information regarding specifics of skimmer deployment and statuses, please contact the Coast Guard Incident Command Post in Houma.

Skimmer totals for each parish include the following type skimmers: Na! vy vessels, skimmers of different sizes, vessels of opportunity, and shallow water barge collection systems.

Below is a breakdown of skimming operations by parish:

JEFFERSON

Operational Skimmers: 48
Non-Operational Skimmers: 4
Total number of Skimmers: 52
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 41
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

LAFOURCHE

Operational Skimmers: 48
Non-Operational Skimmers: 14
Total number of Skimmers: 62
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 42
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

PLAQUEMINES

Operational Skimmers: 92
Non-Operational Skimmers: 7
Total number of Skimmers: 99
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 79
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 625

ST. BERNARD

Operational Skimmers: 19
Non-Oper! ational Skimmers: 31
Total number of Skimmers: 50
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 5
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 7

ST. TAMMANY

Operational Skimmers: 53
Non-Operational Skimmers: 6
Total number of Skimmers: 59
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 25
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

TERREBONNE

Operational Skimmers: 74
Non-Operational Skimmers: 8
Total number of Skimmers: 82
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 49
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

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