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Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (August 13, 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 351 skimmers total, of which 319 are operational and 0 actually deployed to collect oil on Thursday.

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: 34
Non-Operational Skimmers: 1
Total number of Skimmers: 35
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


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


PLAQUEMINES
Operational Skimmers: 102
Non-Operational Skimmers: 2
Total number of Skimmers: 104
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


ST. BERNARD
Operational Skimmers: 56
Non-Operational Skimmers: 1
Total number of Skimmers: 57
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


ST. TAMMANY
Operational Skimmers: 27
Non-Operational Skimmers: 27
Total number of Skimmers: 54
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0


TERREBONNE
Operational Skimmers: 38
Non-Operational Skimmers: 1
Total number of Skimmers: 39
Number of Skimmers Deployed / Collecting Oil: 0
Amount of Oil Collected in Gallons: 0

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