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Bunker Oil Discharge from Tanker into Lower Mississippi River, Almedia, LA

Almedia, LA, USA | 2022-Jul-28

Initial Notification: On July 28, 2022, the tanker HAFNIA RHINE discharged an estimated 10-20 barrels of bunker oil into the Lower Mississippi River at mile marker 115 near Almedia, LA (approximately 15 miles upriver from New Orleans). The USCG requested a trajectory and on-site support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:VLSFO
Total amount at risk of spill: 20 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 58.15′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 16.90′ West