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Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (August 2, 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 387 skimmers total, of which 361 are operational and 256 actually deployed to collect oil on Sunday. These skimmers collective gathered 10,730 gallons of oil and 800 cubic yards of debris.

The Coastal Skimmer Activity Report 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: 47
Non-Operational Skimmers: 1
Total number of Skimmers: 48
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 34
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 3,383


LAFOURCHE
Operational Skimmers: 48
Non-Operational Skimmers: 2
Total number of Skimmers: 50
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 42
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 210


PLAQUEMINES
Operational Skimmers: 103
Non-Operational Skimmers: 3
Total number of Skimmers: 106
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 91
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 6,692


ST. BERNARD
Operational Skimmers: 35
Non-Operational Skimmers: 16
Total number of Skimmers: 51
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 2
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 25


ST. TAMMANY
Operational Skimmers: 54
Non-Operational Skimmers: 0
Total number of Skimmers: 54
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 34
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


TERREBONNE
Operational Skimmers: 74
Non-Operational Skimmers: 4
Total number of Skimmers: 78
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 53
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 420

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