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60 Gallon Lube Oil Spill

Offshore LA, Gulf of Mexico | 2008-Aug-24

Initial Notification: An equipment failure on the CHOUEST CONTENDER resulted in an estimated release of 60 gallons of engine lube oil into the Gulf of Mexico waters during the evening of 24 August 2008. The NOAA ERD HAZMAT Duty Officer was notified and contacted the regional Scientific Support Coordinator.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Engine Lube Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 60 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 27° 37.54′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 26.51′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable