Oil Tank Platform Collapses, Oil Spills In Terrebonne

Oil Tank Platform Collapses, Oil Spills In Terrebonne

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The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill after an oil tank platform collapsed on the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, on Monday.

Coast Guard Marine Security Unit Houma personnel initially obtained a notification from the Nationwide Response Heart stating the platform skilled a structural failure inflicting a tank to fall into the water and spill the oil.  

Environmental Security & Well being Consulting Companies has been employed because the oil spill elimination group. Present response actions embody 4,500 ft of containment increase, three skimming vessels, and 5 response vessels on scene. Hilcorp estimates lower than 14,000 gallons of crude oil entered the water.

There have been no reviews of influence to wildlife at the moment, Coast Guard mentioned. The precise reason for the incident continues to be beneath investigation.

Hilcorp has supplied a claims line that individuals affected by this spill could name: 281-486-5511

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