an oil spill on the Mississippi River in New Orleans.
First assets were deployed on September 11 after a
helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans observed a sheen on
the water earlier in the day during a routine overflight.
contain the sheen while oil spill response company OMI Environmental Solutions
has been contracted to contain and recover the product.
or source of the spill. The incident is still under investigation.
Coordinator’s Office has joined the response effort and six oil spill response
boats have been on site as of September 13.
projected to be minimally impacted.