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Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 17, 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 389 skimmers total, of which 346 are operational and 166 actually deployed to collect oil. In total, these skimmers collected 5 gallons of oil and 35 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: Navy 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: 102
Non-Operational Skimmers: 3
Total number of Skimmers: 105
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 81
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


ST. BERNARD
Operational Skimmers: 37
Non-Operational Skimmers: 13
Total number of Skimmers: 50
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 5
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 5


ST. TAMMANY
Operational Skimmers: 55
Non-Operational Skimmers: 1
Total number of Skimmers: 56
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 13
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


TERREBONNE
Operational Skimmers: 56
Non-Operational Skimmers: 8
Total number of Skimmers: 64
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 26
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

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