Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE (August 5, 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 362 skimmers total, of which 341 are operational and 215 actually deployed to collect oil on Wednesday. These skimmers collective gathered 1,380 gallons of oil and 885 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: