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Mobil Oil Pipeline Rupture; Marsh Island, Louisiana

Marsh Island, Louisiana | 1985-Nov-10

Initial Notification: On November 9, 1985, a Mobil Oil pipeline began leaking South Louisiana Crude in Block 51, about 20 miles off Marsh Island, Louisiana. Since the spill was outside the 3-mile coastal zone, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service was the designated Federal On-Scene Coordinator (OSC). USCG district 8.

Incident Details
Products of concern:South Louisiana Crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 8,400 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 16.31′ North
Longitude (approximate): 92° 0.87′ West