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Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 25, 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.

The Coast Guard suspended skimming operations yesterday due to Tropical Depression Bonnie. According to the Coast Guard, skimming operations will continue after the threat of tropical weather ceases. Statewide, there are 389 skimmers total, of which 0 are operational and 0 actually deployed to collect oil on Saturday.

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: 0
Non-Operational Skimmers: 51
Total number of Skimmers: 51
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

LAFOURCHE

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

PLAQUEMINES

Operational Skimmers: 0
Non-Operational Skimmers: 106
Total number of Skimmers: 106
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

ST. BERNARD

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

ST. TAMMANY

Operational Skimmers: 0
Non-Operational Skimmers: 55
Total number of Skimmers: 55
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

TERREBONNE

Operational Skimmers: 0
Non-Operational Skimmers: 66
Total number of Skimmers: 66
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

 

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