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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 20, 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.


Sightings Report July 20, 2010


St. Bernard Parish:
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Christmas Camp Lake 1.5 miles W of Point Cahill.
  • Sighting: Oil located in S side of Drum Bay 4 miles NE of Skiff Island.



Plaquemines Parish:
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Rattle Snake Bayou 5 mils ESE of Big Island.
  • Sighting: Oil streamers located offshore 9 miles SE of Isle Grand Terre.
  • Sighting: Oil streamers located 10 miles S of Bay Chaland.
  • Sighting: Oil streamers located 10.30 miles SW of Pelican Island.
  • Sighting: Oil emulsion with sheen located 21 miles SE of South Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting marsh located in Wilkinson Bay 4.75 miles NE of Saint Marys Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in the S side of Barataria Bay .50 miles N of the E tip of Isle Grand Terre.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located offshore 4 miles SSW of Pelican Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Zinzin Bay 4.24 miles SE of Drauzenes Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 16.67 miles ESE of South Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with streamers located offshore 25 miles E of Garden Island Bay.
  • Sighting: Emulsified oil measuring 900 feet by 700 feet located offshore 17 miles SE of Garden Island Bay.



Jefferson Parish:
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Barataria Pass .45 miles WNW of the Fort Livingston Ruins.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 15 miles S of Grand Isle



Cameron Parish:
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located at Holly Beach.



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