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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel

 

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel that sunk near Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:05 a.m. that the vessel Gracie Claire sank at a fuel dock at mile marker 2 in Tiger Pass.

The vessel has approximately 2,300 gallons of diesel fuel aboard.

Sheen has been reported coming from the vessel, and approximately 1 mile of shoreline has been affected.

ES&H, an oil spill response organization, has contained the spilled fuel with containment boom. They have also lined portions of shoreline with sorbent boom, and deployed two drum skimmers.

The Coast Guard is monitoring the situation.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.




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