Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana
Baton Rouge (September 16, 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 in response to the BP oil spill.
Statewide, there are 249 skimmers total, of which 245 are operational and 72 actually deployed to collect oil on Wednesday. Together, these skimmers collected 7,350 gallons of oil and 640 cubic yard of debris, bringing the total skimmed this week to more than 18,800 gallons of oil.
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:
Operational Skimmers: 14
Operational Skimmers: 11
Operational Skimmers: 101
Operational Skimmers: 58
Operational Skimmers: 46
Operational Skimmers: 15
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