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MV Westchester

Mississippi River, mile marker 38 Empire, LA | 2000-Nov-28

Initial Notification: At 1840 CDT, 28 November 2000, MSO New Orleans was notified that while transiting the Mississippi River at Mile Marker 38, the M/V Westchester lost steerage and struck something (possibly her own anchor) and was leaking oil. It is estimated that between 9000-10000 barrels of light crude may have been spilled. Mile Marker 38 is south of New Orleans near Empire, Louisiana. USCG district 8.

Incident Details
Products of concern:light crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 554,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 22.84′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 34.66′ West