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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 30, 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 30, 2010

St Bernard:

  • Sighting: Oil located near the N end of the Chandeleur Islands 2.85 miles N of Redfish Point.
  • Sighting: Possible emulsified substance located in Otter Bayou 1.31 miles W of Point Paulina.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Eloi Bay less than 1/2 miles N of Grass Island.

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 5.52 miles E of the Breton Islands.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located offshore 1.80 miles W of Sandy Point.
  • Sighting: Emulsified substance located offshore 3.42 miles S of Pelican Island.
  • Sighting: Emulsified substance located offshore 7 miles S of Chaland Pass.
  • Sighting: Emulsified substance located offshore 3.59 miles S of Chaland Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 9.28 miles SSE of the Grand Terre Islands.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 3.22 miles S of Pass Abel.
  • Sighting: Possible oil located in Breton Sound 4.18 miles N of the Breton Islands West Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in East Bay 5.74 miles SW of South Pass Light.
  • Sighting: Multiple slugs located off shore 7.29 miles SW of South Pass Light.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in East Bay 6.34 miles ESE of the Southwest Pass, East Jetty.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located offshore 4.13 miles W of the Southwest Pass, West Jetty.
  • Sighting: Oil streamer located offshore 7.87 miles W of Southwest Pass Lighthouse.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 6.71 miles WNW of Southwest Pass Lighthouse.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 6.24 miles SSW of Pelican Island.

Jefferson:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located offshore 2.75 miles S of Isle Grand Terre.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located offshore 2.14 miles SE of Grand Isle and 4 miles E of Elmers Island.
  • Sighting: Oil streamers located offshore 7 miles S of Grand Isle.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 9 miles S of Grand Isle.

Lafourche:

  • Sighting: Oil streamers located offshore 5.1 miles SE of the W end of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Tar patty 1/2 mile wide located 3.5 miles SW of East Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil streamers located 1.25 miles S of the E end of East Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with orange/brown emulsion located .72 miles W of the E end of East Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil with tar balls located 1.2 miles SE of Casse-tete Island.
  • Sighting: Light oil streamers with emulsion located 1.95 miles NE of the Timbalier Bay Camp Seaplane Base.
  • Sighting: Emulsified substance with sheen located 3.5 miles SW of Belle Pass.
  • Sighting: Tar patties impacting beach for 450 feet located 1.35 miles E of Belle Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 9.67 miles SE of East Timbalier Island.

Terrebonne:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen with a few pancakes located 5.5 miles SW of Little Mosquito Bayou.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with nickel sized tar balls sheen 1 mile long by 1/2 mile wide located 1 mile NE of Wine Island.
  • Sighting: mile area of scattered, coin-sized patches of low density oil located in Terrebonne Bay 2.7 miles NNW of the W end of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: 600 feet by 15 feet oil streamers located 2.25 miles SSW of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located 1.3 miles ENE of the W tip of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Ribbons of liquefied oil with silver dollar-sized tar balls located 3.8 miles N of the E end of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Dime to quarter sized oil patches impacting an unnamed mangrove island .43 miles ENE of Brush Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with orange emulsion streaks located 3.55 miles SE of the E end of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located offshore 4.15 miles S of the E end of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Patches of oil located offshore 6 miles S of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located offshore 7.7 miles S of Timbalier Island.

Vermilion:

  • Sighting: Oil streamers located 12.65 miles SSW of Flat Lake.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located 12.25 miles SW of Freshwater Bayou.

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