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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 26, 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 is unconfirmed by the state and has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials, for their action. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.

Sightings Report July 26, 2010

St Bernard:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located 3.56 miles E of Redfish Bend.


  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 4.14 miles SE of Pass Abel.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting the beach located on the W side of South Pass 2.38 miles W of South Pass Light.
  • Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located offshore 1.78 miles SSE of the South Pass West Jetty.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 5.04 miles SE of North Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 5.75 miles E of Gosier Islands.


  • Sighting: Oil located in Wine Island Pass 3.16 miles SW of Wine Island.




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