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.
|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|